Spring, Navesink Highlands

  • Childe Hassam, Spring, Navesink Highlands, 1908, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.7.27

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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."

Title
Spring, Navesink Highlands
Artist
Date
1908
Location
Dimensions
25 x 30 1/8 in. (63.6 x 76.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of William T. Evans

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – season – spring
  • Landscape – New Jersey – Navesink
  • Landscape – forest
  • Landscape – river – Navesink River
Object Number
1909.7.27
Palette
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