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The Cover
October 11, 2000

Oyster Sloop, Cos Cob

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2000;284(14):1753. doi:10.1001/jama.284.14.1753

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.