Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
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Property from the Collection of the Frances Hamilton White Trust
EDWARD HOPPER (1882-1967)

Scrub Pines

EDWARD HOPPER (1882-1967)
Scrub Pines
signed 'Edward Hopper' (lower right)
watercolor on paper
14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Executed in 1931.
Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries, New York
Fred Palmer, New Jersey, acquired from the above, 1956.
DC Moore Gallery, New York.
Acquired by the late owner from the above, 1999.
Artist's Record Book I, p. 79.
G. Levin, Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography, New York, 1995, p. 240.
G. Levin, Edward Hopper, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, New York, 1995, p. 247, no. W-278, illustrated.
G. Levin, The Complete Watercolors of Edward Hopper, p. 247, no. W-278, illustrated.
B.T. Clause, Edward Hopper in Vermont, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 2012, p. 138.

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Lot Essay

Painted in 1931 on Edward Hopper's second visit to Cape Cod, Scrub Pines is one of more than a dozen watercolors completed that summer. He first visited the area with his wife, Jo, in 1930, renting a house in South Truro for three summers before building a home and studio there in 1934. New England offered Hopper respite from the bustle of the city and a plethora of pictorial elements to explore, often spurring a creative outpouring, which formed an important portion of his oeuvre. Gail Levin writes, "This flurry of watercolors testifies to Hopper's ambition and optimism in this period." (Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography, New York, 1995, p. 240)

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