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Charles River and Beacon Hill

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In Charles River and Beacon Hill Hassam employed the radical compositional effects that he had seen in French painting to portray changing aspects of Boston. Like GustaveCaillebotte [2011.231] and other French Impressionists, Hassam used dramatically plunging recession and a broad expanse of...

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Lower right: [crescent] Childe Hassam.


1893, with Doll and Richards Gallery, Boston; after 1893, probably sold by Doll and Richards to Frederic Amory (1844-1928), Boston; by 1916, by descent to his niece, Margot Amory Ketchum; 1948, by inheritance to her husband, Phillips Ketchum; 1978, sold by Phillips Ketchum to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 10, 1978)

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Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund

about 1892


40.96 x 45.72 cm (16 1/8 x 18 in.)

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Oil on canvas