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Spring, Navesink Highlands

1908 Childe Hassam Born: Dorchester, Massachusetts 1859 Died: East Hampton, New York 1935 oil on canvas 25 x 30 1/8 in. (63.6 x 76.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of William T. Evans 1909.7.27 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Childe Hassam lived in New York, but he also spent a good deal of time away from the chaos of urban life, painting landscapes and quaint villages in New England. (Pyne, Art and the Higher Life, 1999) In this painting of New Jersey's Navesink Highlands, he used quick brushstrokes to capture the effect of a cool spring breeze in the flickering leaves and ripples on the water. After he had chosen a frame for the piece he wrote to his patron William T. Evans that "I am glad to say it looks as fine as anything anywhere in the world."

Keywords

Landscape - forest

Landscape - New Jersey - Navesink

Landscape - river - Navesink River

Landscape - season - spring

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Childe Hassam

Born: Dorchester, Massachusetts 1859 Died: East Hampton, New York 1935

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