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White River at Sharon

1937 Edward Hopper Born: Nyack, New York 1882 Died: New York, New York 1967 watercolor and pencil on paper sheet: 21 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. (55.3 x 75.6 cm) irregular Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation 1986.6.41 Not currently on view

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Hopper painted this scene in September 1937, when he and his wife were visiting friends on a farm in Vermont. He captured the distinctive light of early autumn in a landscape seemingly devoid of man’s presence. Careful examination of the scene, however, reveals a road barely visible in the center of the composition as well as a railroad embankment in the upper right behind the dying tree.

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009


Landscape - United States - Sharon

Waterscape - river - White River


paint - watercolor


paper - wove paper