Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935). Celia Thaxter's Garden, Isles of Shoals, Maine, 1890. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Anonymous Gift, 1994 (1994.567) | This garden, which frames a view of sun-bleached Babb's Rock, offers a sumptuous contrast to the island's rugged terrain. Created during Hassam's first summer after returning to the United States, the canvas suggests his delight in nourishing his Impressionist style in a visually exciting and historically evocative rural retreat.