The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
Childe Hassam (1859-1935) painted Oyster Sloop, Cos
Cob (cover ) during the summer
of 1902. He and his wife Kathleen (née Doane) had been settled in New
York City for more than a decade; in the summertime, they roamed the New England
coast, where Hassam had many favorite painting haunts, among them Cos Cob,
an artist's colony not far from Greenwich, Connecticut. Hassam was at the
peak of his career, popular, successful, and an acknowledged leader in American
art. Everything he did looked easy; everything he painted turned to gold.
Southgate MT. Oyster Sloop, Cos Cob. JAMA. 2000;284(14):1753. doi:10.1001/jama.284.14.1753