Apr 28, 2022 - Sale 2602

Sale 2602 - Lot 314

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
Lion Gardiner House.

Etching, 1920. 253x357 mm; 10x14 inches, full margins. Signed with the artist's cypher and inscribed "imp" in pencil, lower right. A superb, richly-inked impression of this important etching, with strong contrasts.

Hassam (1859-1935) spent most of his summers outside New York and first visited East Hampton in 1898, where he would return again and again until moving there and buying a home in 1919. The historic, tree-lined streets of the Hamptons provided him with the vistas of contemporary life that he sought to capture without nostalgia, drenched in light and shadows. In this etching from 1920, depicting the Lion Gardiner house in East Hampton, the figure in the foreground, Uncle David Gardiner, was a local descendant of the original owner and the current occupant when Hassam etched him standing among the elms in October of that year. Cortissoz/Clayton 159.