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The White Kimono. 1915. Etching. Clayton 47. 7 1/2 x 10 7/8 (sheet 10 1/4 x 13 11/16). Edition c. 61. Printed on off-white hand made paper with full margins. The artist's tack holes from drying in the margins as usual, indicating that the sheet is untrimmed. Good original condition. Provenance: Gift of Maud Doane Hassam (850 Park Ave NYC) Thence, by descent to a direct descendant of Mrs. Maud Doane Hassam. Signed with the cypher and annotated 'imp' in pencil indicating that Hassam printed the impression himself. Housed in a silk mat with a gold liner, within an 18 1/2 x 22 1/2-inch 22 karat gold leaf frame. Price upon request.

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The model is Miss Helen Burke, daughter of Toby Burke. The Burke family owned a tavern near the Holley Housein Cos Cob, Connecticut, which was well frequented by artist colony visitors.

Hassam rented "the best bedroom" of the tavern. This room was reserved for guests who could afford to pay for the extra space and comfort. Spacious, with an elegant Federal-era fireplace mantle and northeastern exposure from three large windows, this room had the nicest amenities. A 1902 letter from Emma Constant to her mother reveals that Childe Hassam, a notable Impressionist painter, paid $20 per week for the room and board. By contrast, another artist, Carolyn Mase, paid only $8 or $9 for her accommodations. Hassam used the fireplace mantle in several etchings and paintings.

The Greenwich Historical Society now uses the beautiful structure where the tavern was once located.

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