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Childe Hassam’s The Red Mill, Cos Cob

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Date: February 16, 2022

Painted in September 1896 during the first of many visits made by the artist Childe Hassam (1859–1935) to the Holley family’s boarding house, The Red Mill, Cos Cob is a depiction of the red painted buildings of the Palmer & Duff Shipyard, a shipbuilding outfit that once stood across the Cos Cob Harbor from the Bush-Holley House.

The shipyard was a favorite subject of many of the artists who boarded with the Holleys during the 1890s, including John Henry Twachtman, Theodore Robinson, Kerr Eby and Elmer MacRae. The Red Mill, Cos Cob, a recent addition to the Greenwich Historical Society Museum Collection, will be on view in the Permanent Collections Gallery alongside several other artistic depictions of the shipyard and the Cos Cob Lower Landing.