The Erie Art Museum faces a dilemma it seems, according to respected local news source, GoErie.com.
Their Frederick Childe Hassam “Summer Afternoon, Isle of Shoals” painting has just been valued at around $5,000,000. Of course, no one wants to sell, but it is quite a lot of money nonetheless. Museum funding is always contentious and trade offs are inevitable.
The Isle of Shoals, 1912 - From the Isle of Shoals Series
Let me propose a solution. Buy a museum quality reproduction Frederick Childe Hassam painting from Soho Art. Sell the original!
Victory Day, May 1919 - Frederick Childe Hassam
My favorite Childe Hassam painting, the subject matter
is still highly evocative and relevant today.
We can paint the entire Hassam “Isles of Shoals” series for them, in original sizes, using the highest quality linen canvasses and Winsor and Newton oils. All our paintings are hand painted by our artists, many over several weeks - to ensure the highest possible quality of reproduction. We can certainly arrange for pre Christmas delivery.