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CHILDE HASSAM AMERICAN 1859-1935

Lot Number:
103
Estimate (USD):
10000-20000

CHILDE HASSAM AMERICAN 1859-1935

Clermont New York, (Mills)1899, watercolor, 17 x 14 in, (43.2 x 35.6 cm), framed 28 1/2 x 27 1/2 in (72.4 x 69.9 cm), signed lower right, dated 1899,titled verso and labeled 41 , clearly visible is " Clermont" and possibly "Mills" ART NOTATIONS: Clermont NY at the time of this painting ,1898 was and still is a socially affluent community north of Kingston on the east side of the Hudson River. Clermont State Historic Site was the Hudson River seat of New York's politically and socially prominent Livingston Family. Seven successive generations of the family left their mark on the town. Robert R. Livingston, Jr. was Clermont's most notable resident. His accomplishments include: drafting the Declaration of Independence, serving as first U.S. Minister of Foreign Affairs, administering the oath of office to George Washington, negotiating the Louisiana Purchase and developing steamboat technology with Robert Fulton., PROVENANCE: Private collection Brooklyn, NY

    

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