The Gorge, Appledore
The broad, liquid strokes and vivid transparency of color in this image demonstrate the success with which Childe Hassam transposed his Impressionist style into the medium of watercolor. In 1912, in his full maturity as an artist, he painted a series of watercolors at his favorite coastal setting of Appledore (one of the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire). In these works his compositions are spare, reduced to a few dramatic elements, and his application of washes is intuitive and liberated.
- Artist: Frederick Childe Hassam, American, 1859-1935
- Medium: Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor on cream, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper
- Dates: 1912
- Dimensions: 13 13/16 x 19 7/8 in. (35.1 x 50.5 cm) Frame: 24 x 29 15/16 x 1 9/16 in. (61 x 76 x 4 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed and dated left center: "Childe Hassam / 1912"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 24.103
- Credit Line: Museum Collection Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935). The Gorge, Appledore, 1912. Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor on cream, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper, 13 13/16 x 19 7/8 in. (35.1 x 50.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 24.103
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)