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Childe Hassam

Appledore No. 2
14 1/16 x 19 15/16 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly

The rocky ledges of Appledore Island fascinated Childe Hassam during the summers he spent on the island a few miles off the coast of New Hampshire. Hassam liked to escape to the island's rocky shores to paint nature in its wild state, unchanged by human intervention.