The Water Garden
- Childe Hassam (American, Dorchester, Massachusetts 1859–1935 East Hampton, New York)
- Oil on canvas
- 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Partial and Promised Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dillon, 1994
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This intimate landscape, with its strong rhythmic composition, flattened space, and tapestry-like application of paint, illustrates the modification of Hassam's style at the turn of the century when he absorbed Post-Impressionist developments. The painting is thought to have been executed on the property of a friend in East Hampton who had a beautiful lily pond surrounded by irises. Hassam was later to buy his own home in East Hampton, where he spent long periods during the last sixteen years of his life.