Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)
The Billboards, New York, 1896 (Cortissoz & Clayton, 87). Monogrammed and inscribed "...imp" in pencil l.r., monogrammed, dated, and identified within the plate. Drypoint on paper, plate size 4 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. (12.0 x 15.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Subtle toning, not examined out of frame.
N.B. This is one of Hassam's earliest etchings of New York and was based on a drawing. The view depicts Broadway between 55th and 56th Streets.
Outside of the frame the sheet measures 9 3/8 x 12 1/4 inches (so the margins are 2 3/8 inches or more), and all but the left edge are deckled. There are several pin holes near the edge of each margin.. The sheet is hinged near the upper corners. There is subtle mat burn about 1/4 inch outside of the plate mark.