C.H. (Self-portrait of the artist)

Childe Hassam1920

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University


  • Title: C.H. (Self-portrait of the artist)
  • Creator: Childe Hassam
  • Date Created: 1920
  • Subject Keywords: artist portraits, male portraits, portraits, printmaker portraits, self-portraits
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in pencil, lower right: “CH” monogram and “imp”; signed in plate, lower left: “CH” monogram and “1920”
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1947
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching on laid paper
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: Printed by the artist at Peter Platt’s press, New York; tack holes are signature of this press (see D. Kiehl, "Childe Hassam as Printmaker," Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition catalog 28 June–11 September 1977, cat. 12
  • Dimensions: 1935
  • Bibliography: Cortissoz 155, but stating that “N.Y.C.H.” is signed and inscribed in plate at lower left (not found in this DAC impression); Clayton 155; for more on Platt, see P. Morse, John Sloan’s Prints (New Haven, 1969), pp. 5–8
  • Associated People: Created by Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)
  • Accession Number: 1947.D1.41