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Marine View, Isles of Shoals

Childe Hassam (1859 - 1935)
Oil on canvas
48 x 40⅞ inches


The artist

Charles Erskine Scott Wood, Portland, Oregon, acquired from above, ca. 1904

Elizabeth Stein Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1976

Campanile Galleries, Chicago, 1979

Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1980

Raymond J. Kenard, Jr., New York, acquired from above, 1980

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York, acquired from above, 2004

Lynda Thomas, acquired from above, 2008

Related Works

Coast Scene, Isles of Shoals, 1901, oil on canvas, 24⅞ x 30⅛ inches, signed and dated lower right; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Summer Sea, Isles of Shoals, 1902, oil on canvas, 25 3/16 × 30 5/16; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio

The Bathers, 1904, oil on canvas, 48 3/16 x 148¼ inches; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York

Summer Sea, 1906, oil on canvas, 19½ x 29½ inches; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan

The Isle of Shoals, 1912, oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

Note: This painting will be included in the forthcoming addition to the catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work by Stuart P. Feld and Kathleen M. Burnside.

The Isles of Shoals are a group of small islands in the Atlantic six miles off the coast of southern New Hampshire and Maine. Childe Hassam first visited Appledore, the largest of the islands, in 1882. The location became an important one for the artist, who would go on to depict Appledore over 150 times throughout his career. This depiction was commissioned by Charles Erskine Scott Wood (1852–1944), a friend and patron of Hassam, as part of a mural designed for the library of Wood’s home in Portland, Oregon. Hassam chose the rocky shores and vivid waters of the Isles of Shoals for the large-scale commission, creating a series of individual canvases in New York which were transported to Wood’s home. When Wood later sold the house, the mural was divided into five canvases and gifted to his children. The largest section of the mural, The Bathers, is now found in the collection of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York.

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