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Grand Prix Day

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Hassam altered his style in 1887 when he painted Grand Prix Day in light colors that captured the effect of a bright sunny day, rather than using the darker, more tonal palette [31.952] he had previously preferred. He depicted the parade of fashionably dressed Parisians on their way to Longchamp...

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Inscription

Lower left: [crescent] CHILDE HASSAM PARIS 1887

Provenance

1887, sold by the artist to Williams & Everett, Boston. 1889, with Noyes, Cobb & Co., Boston. About 1900, Celian M. Spitzer (1850-1919), Toledo, Ohio; 1919, sold by the estate of Celian Spitzer to a collateral descendant, Sidney Spitzer (1875-1933), Toledo; by descent to M. Spitzer, Toledo. 1964, with Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York; 1964, sold by Hirschl and Adler to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund

1887

Dimensions

61.28 x 78.74 cm (24 1/8 x 31 in.)

Accession Number

64.983

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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