Signed Childe Hassam Watercolor – Poppies – Isles of Shoals
This signed Childe Hassam Watercolor is part of his Isles of Shoals work. Painted during one of his vacation visits at Celia Thaxter’s family-owned hotel on Appledore Island, in the Isles of Shoals, off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire.
Celia Thaxter’s house on Appledore Island was a summer mecca for writers, painters, illustrators, musicians, and other artistic visitors. Hassam painted many fine works there, some depicting the interior of Thaxter’s cottage, others (the majority), outdoor scenes set either in or nearby her much-admired flower garden. He produced over 3,000 paintings, oils, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs over the course of his career, and was an influential American artist of the early 20th century.