Late Afternoon, New York, Winter
Frederick Childe Hassam
On View: American Identities: A New Look, Modern Life, 5th Floor
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).
Oil on canvas
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)
Signed lower left: "Childe Hassam 1900"
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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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
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