Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)
The Writing Desk, 1915 (Cortissoz/Clayton, 54). Monogrammed and inscribed "...imp." in pencil l.r. Etching on paper, plate size 10 x 7 in. (25.3 x 17.5 cm),matted, unframed.
Condition: Deckled edges, thinned spots on verso (some stabilized and/or repaired),breaks to paper fibers along plate mark, staining and pinholes to margins.
N.B. The sitter is Kathleen Doan Hassam, the artist's wife, and shows her at work at a desk in their home, Holley House, in Cos Cob, Connecticut.
The sheet measures 12 5/8 x 9 3.8 and has pinholes along it's edges. THere are repaired to the upper edge, thinned spots to the right margin and 5 repairs to the verso behind the image itself. Some of these have retouch or subtle ink losses visible on the print's face.
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