New England Headlands

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1899

Artist:

Childe Hassam
American, 1859–1935

About this artwork

This panoramic landscape depicts Gloucester, Massachusetts, one of Childe Hassam’s favorite destinations. During the summer months Gloucester was home to many artists, who, like Hassam, chose to emphasize its picturesque aspects, such as its quaint architecture and sailing vessels rather than its fish-processing plants. The composition exhibits Hassam’s broken brushwork and his use of bare canvas. Bright, saturated blues and crisp whites augment the maritime tenor of the work, while the square canvas highlights its architectonic quality and harmoniously organized space.

On View

American Art, Gallery 171

Artist

Childe Hassam

Title

New England Headlands

Origin

Gloucester

Date

1899

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, lower left: "Childe Hassam 1899"

Dimensions

68.9 × 68.9 cm (27 1/8 × 27 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Walter H. Schulze Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1930.349

Extended information about this artwork

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