Oil on canvas
Framed: 83 x 123.5 x 6.5 cm (32 11/16 x 48 5/8 x 2 9/16 in.); Unframed: 69.5 x 109.5 cm (27 3/8 x 43 1/8 in.)
Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 1931.2647
© Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Hopper loved this area of Cape Cod so much that he later built his home there.
A deeply reserved individual and intensely independent artist, Hopper sought to capture, in his words, "the sad desolation" of America. His works—including this Cape Cod landscape of a lone house next to a railroad track amid a backdrop of rolling hills—typically inject mundane scenes with a profound sense of solitude. The painter Charles Burchfield once described Hopper’s art as "silent poetry."
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