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House at Riverdale

Edward Hopper

American Art

Edward Hopper established his artistic reputation in the early twenties on the basis of his watercolors, particularly his bright but stark “portraits” of the Victorian houses of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Deceptively simple, these works demonstrate Hopper’s talent for spare compositions, as well as his exceptional control of the washes with which he suggested the brilliant effects of coastal light. In 1923, the Brooklyn Museum was the first institution to purchase a Hopper watercolor—The Mansard Roof (23.69).
MEDIUM Watercolor with graphite sketch on white, medium weight, roughly textured wove paper
DATES 1928
DIMENSIONS 13 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (35.2 x 50.5 cm) Frame: 24 1/4 x 30 1/4 x 2 in. (61.6 x 76.8 x 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower left, in green watercolor: "Edward Hopper / Gloucester"
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2003.1
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Anita Steckler
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art
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CAPTION Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967). House at Riverdale, 1928. Watercolor with graphite sketch on white, medium weight, roughly textured wove paper, 13 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (35.2 x 50.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Anita Steckler, 2003.1. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art
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