Rediscoverd CHILDE HASSAM Sold at Auction

  • LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon
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  • September 23, 2010

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Childe Hassam

Childe Hassam’s “Landscape, Eastern Oregon” almost doubled its high estimate of $14,000-18,000 at Matthew’s Galleries September 21st auction, selling just shy of $34,000 including the buyer’s premium.  The painting was unwittingly rediscovered this past summer, and will be included in the Hassam Catalogue Raisonné by Kathleen Burnside & Stuart Feld.  Measuring

5 1/8” x 8 ¼”, it is typical of Hassam’s Oregon work during his visit in 1908.  Matthew W. Gerber, gallery director/owner, stated before the auction that the estimate was “moderately reasonable”, but “wouldn’t be surprised if it brought between $20,000 and $30,000.”  After an aggressive bidding war, the painting was knocked down to an East Coast collector on a phone line.  The gallery is now accepting consignments for its spring 2011 fine and decorative arts auction. 

Matthew W. Gerber or Scott Withers
Matthew's Galleries

Matthew's Galleries
15800 Upper Boones Ferry Rd. #300
Lake Oswego, Oregon
About Matthew's Galleries

Matthew's Galleries was opened by its current owner/director Matthew W. Gerber in 1968. The specialty has always been quality 19th & 20th century American paintings with some European works as well. Emphasis is on Northwest and California regionalist artists. The retail part of the gallery offers at least 300 works for sale on exhibit at any given time. In addition, the gallery presents at least two art auctions each year at its large venue located about 10 miles from Portland, Oregon, just one block off I-5.

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