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Childe Hassam
The South Ledges, Appledore
1913
oil
34 1/4 x 36 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly



Appledore, one of the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire, was a popular summer resort and artists' colony at the turn of the century. Childe Hassam often vacationed there to enjoy the broad ledges, the cool water, and the warmth of the sun. Comfortably posed in quiet contemplation, this fashionable woman appears in harmony with her surroundings, as the artist himself felt when painting on the island.