ALS : Autograph Letter SignedAmerican Impressionist painter. Autograph letter signed, 8vo, on personalized stationery. New York, March 14, 1910. Hassam left high school without graduating and ended up working for a wood engraver. He attended drawing classes at the Lowell Institute, a division of MIT, and was a member of the Boston Art Club. He began his artistic career as an illustrator and watercolorist. In our letter, the painting he is writing about is "The Laurel" or "The Laurel on the Ledge." It is widely considered to be one of his finest works. In full: "You can understand that I have to keep a record of my things that are out. The price of the 'Laurel' is 3,000 and when I get it back here it will be 3,500. You can take the things on this St. Louis exposition, etc., but after that I must have the 'Laurel' back here. It is an important canvas and it has been lost in the West long enough." Signed "Childe Hassam."