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Helen Wills at Easthampton.

  • ARTIST: Childe Hassam

  • MEDIUM: Etching,

    DATE: 1928.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition unknown. Image size 6 3/4 x 4 13/16" (17.2 x 12.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Helen Wills was an American professional tennis player. She won 19 of the 24 Grand Slam single events she played in from 1922-1938, coming in second in 3 during that time frame. Her wins included French Open 4; Wimbledon 8; U.S. Open 7. In 1928-29 she won the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. She has been described as "the first American-born woman to achieve international celebrity as an athlete." <br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed in pencil with cipher. Inscribed "To Helen Wills from Childe Hassam" and "2nd and final state of plate which is now in the Louvre."

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.

  • REFERENCE: Cortissoz/Clayton #298.