Hassam's early landscapes were closely tied to the Barbizon spirit of the 1880s, then at the height of its popularity in Boston thanks to the influence of William Morris Hunt and his book Talks on Art, published in 1875.
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Hassam explored the countryside surrounding Boston in search of rural subject matter and rendered these views with a subdued, yet rich palette, elements seen in A Green Meadow Landscape. After a trip to Europe in 1883, Hassam returned to Boston and began painting street scenes, capturing the genteel urban residents of his hometown.
To private collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, date unknown
Upon wife’s passing to the collection of her husband, 1966
Upon husband’s passing to the collection of his estate, 1969
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 23229, March 1970
To collection of Robert C. Vose, Jr., Boston, Massachusetts, August 1970
Gifted to his son, Abbot W. Vose, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 29841, March 1990
Returned to Mr. and Mrs. Abbot W. Vose, Boston, Massachusetts, April 1990
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 33320, July 2000
Returned to Mr. and Mrs. Abbot W. Vose, Boston, Massachusetts, December 2003 to present
(on backing board) Property of / Robert C. Vose, Jr. / 1978
Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 33320
This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné by Stuart P. Feld and Kathleen M. Burnside