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."
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.