01-28-2011 01-28-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2535B Boston
January 28, 2011 12:00PMCalender

Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935) The Billboards, New York

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2535B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 28, 2011 12:00PM


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.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

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.


Frederick Childe Hassam