The Thunderstorm, Gloucester.
The Thunderstorm, Gloucester. July 30, 1918. Lithograph. Kleeman 42; Griffith 26. 11 x 13 3/4 (sheet 11 3/8 x 17 13/16). Edition 6. Signed and annotated in the stone "Childe Hassam, Gloucester July 30, 1918"; signed with the cypher in pencil. An excellent impression printed on fine white wove paper. Full margins with deckle edges on three sides.
A large, striking image of great rarity.
Hassam's work was widely exhibited at established museums throughout the country. In the 1913 Armory Show Hassam was represented by six paintings, five pastels, and a drawing. About 1915 he began to turn in his efforts to printmaking, producing etchings and drypoints at first, and lithographs about two years later. By 1933 a catalog of his intaglio prints identified 376 different plates. Toward the end of his life, Hassam primarily exhibited graphic works.
Additional fine prints by Hassam are available on the Allinson Gallery, Inc. website.