Avenue In The Rain

Avenue_in_the_Rain.jpgBy Childe Hassam (1859-1935), hung in the Oval Office requested by John F. Kennedy from Washington’s National Gallery, during the 1000 days of his short, but memorable administration.

About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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33 Responses to Avenue In The Rain

  1. Vasca says:

    Thank you, Susannah. I’ve never seen this – it is beautiful. God bless America on the momentous day! We certainly need God leading us.


  2. Sorryless says:

    I can see where JFK would choose this. The impressionists of the early part of our American century valued the people over the age they were born into, which promised uber consumption.

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  3. Beautiful painting, Susannah. I too am patriotic and have been beside myself with the lack of leadership in Washington. I don’t think it is just Trump but a whole cast of characters in both parties who mean well for themselves and no one else. Happy Fourth. We will get past all this. 🇺🇸

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  4. Eilene Lyon says:

    Love this impressionist work! I’ve never seen it before. I admit to cringing at overly patriotic voices, because so many are really just using their “love of country” to bash and hate other people. I love America, too, but I don’t agree that we are superior to all the rest of the world. We have a lot of room for improvement, in fact.

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    • Frederick Childe Hassam painted 25 Flag portraits, all amazing. Avenue In The Rain was the one JFK choose because it was a gift from Hassam to the National Gallery, and all Presidents have the privilege of selecting what they’d like in the Oval while they’re in residence. Obama I remember, chose a portrait of Lincoln. That’s what I call a fringe benefit Eilene. That and Air Force One. 🙂 Happy 4th to you.

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  5. Thanks for your reminder that being patriotic is not dependent on one’s party.

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  6. This is a beautiful picture. I love how it creates the impression of rain and wet streets. Happy 4th!

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  7. Beautiful and tasteful. I’ll assume the current oval office is sporting old glory on a black velvet background in a gold frame.

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