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Old Fairbanks House, Dedham, Massachusetts

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Hassam’s paintings reflect his fascination with French art, his intense nationalistic pride, and his desire to paint characteristically American subjects. Old Fairbanks House provides an early example of these concerns. Hassam’s painting, with its subdued colors and rural subject, reflects...

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Inscription

Lower left: [crescent] Childe Hassam

Provenance

About 1884, the artist. Possibly private collection Cape Cod, Mass. George N. Talbot, Brookline, Mass.; by descent to his son, Max Lowell Talbot, Brookline; by descent to his daughter, Kate Talbot (Mrs. Mark) Hopkins, Brookline; 1982, bequest of Kate Talbot Hopkins to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1982)

Credit Line

Bequest of Kate Talbot Hopkins

about 1884

Dimensions

56.2 x 55.88 cm (22 1/8 x 22 in.)

Accession Number

1982.386

Medium or Technique

Oil on paper mounted on canvas

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Americas

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