SOLD Study for Shingling the First Baptist Church, Gloucester, 1919

by Childe Hassam (1859–1935)
Watercolor and crayon on paper
8¼ x 10⅝ inches (sight size)
Signed and dated lower right: Childe Hassam July 1[5?] 1919


Aaron Gallery, Festus, Missouri, 1985

Private collection, Oklahoma

Sale, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2022, lot 67091, from above

Related Works

The Church at Gloucester, 1918, oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches, signed and dated lower left; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Church at East Gloucester, 1919, oil on panel, 21¼ x 24¼ inches; Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

Shingling the First Baptist Church, Gloucester, oil on canvas, 40½ x 50½ inches, signed and dated lower left; private collection

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

This watercolor is likely a study for a larger painting on canvas, titled Shingling the First Baptist Church, Gloucester, which sold at auction on November 20, 2014 through Sotheby’s for $3,525,000.

Childe Hassam visited the seaside town of Gloucester, Massachusetts numerous times throughout his career. The fishing village offered the artist picturesque views to sketch, and he painted several similar depictions looking down from a high vantage point. Hassam created this watercolor in July of 1919.

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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