Late Afternoon, New York, Winter
Frederick Childe Hassam here used a veil of pale blue paint, punctuated by daubs of pink and yellow, to re-create the enveloping atmosphere of a snowy winter’s day. As the most successful American Impressionist, Hassam was devoted to capturing scenes of modern life with a sense of immediacy, an effect achieved through spontaneous brushstrokes and attention to the evanescent effects of light. Nevertheless, his street scene of Central Park South presents a more rarefied view than William Glackens’s gritty representation of East River Park (now Carl Schurz Park).
- Artist: Frederick Childe Hassam, American, 1859-1935
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: 1900
- Dimensions: 36 15/16 x 29 in. (93.8 x 73.7 cm) Frame: 46 x 38 x 4 in. (116.8 x 96.5 x 10.2 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left: "Childe Hassam 1900"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Modern Life, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 62.68
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935). Late Afternoon, New York, Winter, 1900. Oil on canvas, 36 15/16 x 29 in. (93.8 x 73.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 62.68
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)