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This painting shows shadowy figures in a wintery scene of Boston Common lit by gas lamps.
Florence Griswold Museum
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935 (Creator)
1885 - 1886
Frederick Childe Hassam was a noted Impressionist painter, and probably the most famous artist affiliated with the Lyme Art Colony based at the boarding house of Florence Griswold in Old Lyme. Hassam experimented with the effects of evening light. Working from his studio at 149 Tremont Street in Boston, Hassam had an unobstructed view of the Common. The Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance and Inspection Company.
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Accession number: 2002.1.70