Childe Hassam Hollyhocks in Late Summer 1894 Chromolithograph
One of the most elaborate pieces of color print making of the period. Printed by the Riverside Press in May, 1894. The cost of the expensively small edition approximate 500 impressions were produced from a series of prints and printed by hand at Riverside Press with the supervision of both the Printer and Hassam.
This is from the original 1894 edition, plate signed; Image is approximately 5" x 3.5"; Printed on wove paper in good condition which is like watercolor. Each retails over $400.
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Frederick Childe Hassam (October 17, 1859 – August 27, 1935) was a prominent and prolific American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. Along with Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twachtman, Hassam was instrumental in promulgating Impressionism to American collectors, dealers, and the museums. He produced over 3,000 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs in his career, and was a founding member of The Ten, an influential group of American artists of the early 20th century. His most famous works are the “Flag” paintings, completed during World War I.
Chromolithography is a method for making multi-color prints. This type of color printing stemmed from the process of lithography, and it includes all types of lithography that are printed in color. When chromolithography is used to reproduce photographs, the term photochrom is frequently used. Lithographers sought to find a way to print on flat surfaces with the use of chemicals instead of relief or intaglio printing.