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Childe Hassam
Ponte Santa Trinità
1897
oil
22 1/2 x 33 5/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly



Painted during Childe Hassam's trip to England, France, and Italy in 1897, this work features one of the seven bridges that cross the Arno River in Florence. Hassam compared his city scenes to portraiture, striving to capture “not only the superficial resemblance, but the inner self. The spirit…the soul of a city.”