Portrait of Joseph Pennell

Portrait of Joseph Pennell

1917

Childe Hassam

(American, 1859-1935)

Lithograph

Gift of Mrs. Childe Hassam 1940.116

Catalogue raisonné: Kleeman 31; Griffith 3

Edition: 83

Location

Did you know?

Joseph Pennell, seen here, was not only a printmaker but an avid promoter of the medium who published multiple books such as 1898's Lithography and Lithographers.

Description

This print commemorates the friendship between its creator and subject. Both were active in the community of artists and galleries in early 20th-century New York. Joseph Pennell appears in his studio, standing amid a printing press and an array of supplies. He was known for inspiring an interest in lithography throughout America and taught Childe Hassam the technique around the time this print was made. Here, Pennell stands before a window with a shade partially drawn to control the light that is central to his process, allowing him to focus singularly on artistic creation.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.