|Size||11" long when folded, open canopy 43"|
|Collection||Avenue in the Rain Collection|
Painted in 1917, months before the United States entered World War I, Avenue in the Rain captures a moving display of patriotism on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The artist Childe Hassam, regarded as one of the leading American Impressionists, produced some 30-odd paintings of flag-decorated streets between 1916 and 1919. Avenue in the Rain has been in the White House permanent collection since 1963, and has frequently been selected by presidents to hang in the Oval Office.