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Print by Childe Hassam: The Billboards, New York, represented by Childs Gallery

Childe Hassam

American (1859-1935)

The Billboards, New York, circa 1916

Cortissoz 87. Edition unknown. Signed with the artist’s monogram in the plate lower center: “New York / CH / 1896”. Signed with the artist’s monogram in pencil, lower right margin: “CH imp”. A fine impression in fine condition.

The upper left billboard reads “The Hassam Book Scribner”. These letters do not appear in the Cortissoz illustration, however Cortissoz notes that several states of The Billboards were made, but does not identify them.

Done from a drawing the artist made in New York in 1896, at Broadway and 55th and 56th Streets. While the drawing was done in 1896 and the plate is dated 1896, the etching was actually done circa 1916.

Signature: lower right margin
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