SOLD Pan and the Pepperidge Tree, 1921

by Childe Hassam (1859–1935)
Oil on panel
7⅞ x 26 3/16 inches
Signed, dated, and inscribed lower left: Childe Hassam 1921 / Montauk; on verso: C.H. / 1921



Milch Galleries, New York, New York

Hersey Egginton, New York

Sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, New York, February 24, 1954, lot 81

George Martin Jr., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, acquired from above

Sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, New York, February 18, 1960, lot 183

Mr. Bernett Walker, La Jolla, California, acquired from above

Nathan Berke, San Francisco, California

Private collection, by descent from above

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, December 1, 2004, lot 155, from above (as The Pepperidge Tree (Pan))

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York, acquired from above

Private collection, Enola, Pennsylvania, acquired from above, 2009

Related Works 

Montauk, 1921, oil on panel, 6⅞ x 17 11/16 inches, signed and dated lower left: Childe Hassam Montauk, July 1921; Brooklyn Museum, New York

Adam and Eve Walking Out on Montauk in Early Spring, 1924, oil on panel, 33½ x 77 inches; Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York

Note: In his Montauk paintings, Hassam viewed the shores of Long Island in classical terms. The critic Royal Cortissoz commented, “It has appealed to his fancy to visualize in this land of dunes and sea something of the form and movement which we associate with the age of Pericles. Nature and myth are conjoined in his work...It is all rather daring–and successful.”[1] To Hassam, the landscape had an unspoiled, timeless beauty.

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

[1] H. Barbara Weinberg, Childe Hassam: American Impressionist (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004), 244.

Artist Biography

The premier American Impressionist painter of New York City

By Alexandra A. Jopp

Childe Hassam, often referred to as the “American Monet,” is one of the most admired American Impressionists, famous for his New York City street scenes, coastal views, and rural landscapes of New England.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resource


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