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Boston Common at Twilight

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Childe Hassam, the son of a Dorchester hardware merchant, had made only one trip to Europe before painting Boston Common at Twilight. He studied French art in Boston collections, and he was familiar with the popular work of painters active in Paris, like Jean Béraud and Giuseppe de Nittis, who...

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Inscription

Lower right: [crescent] Childe Hassam/1885-6

Provenance

1885-86, the artist; possibly Mr. Andrews, Boston; by about 1895, Samuel Appleton (born 1846), Boston; by 1927, by descent to his daughter, Maud E. Appleton (born 1873), Boston; 1931, gift of Miss Maud E. Appleton to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 3, 1931)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Maud E. Appleton

1885–86

Dimensions

106.68 x 152.4 cm (42 x 60 in.)

Accession Number

31.952

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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