Childe (Frederick) Hassam (American, 1859-1935) etching titled "Portsmouth Church," with view of a church on a hill surrounded by other town buildings and a body of water in the foreground. Artist's monogram signature in pencil, lower right margin, with "imp" and pencil inscription lower left, "Selected for FJ Dearden by CH 1921". Also signed with monogram and dated "1921" in the plate lower left. Printed on white wove paper taken from a section of the Old Testament visible to one margin. Etching hinge mounted on cardstock, reverse of cardstock with pencil inscription reading "#2 Dearden 1153-A 4503 #2". Housed in a gilt wood frame with placard to lower margin with artist's name and title. Image – 8 3/8" H x 5 7/8" W. Sight – 8 3/4" H x 6 1/4" W. Framed – 20 1/2" H x 15 5/8" W. First quarter 20th century. Provenance: The estate of Joan Dearden, Johnson City, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall light toning to image, minor waviness noted to paper. Minor scattered abrasions to the frame.
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