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Edward Hopper discusses The Mansard Roof
Transcript from Ruth Gurin Bowman's interview with Edward Hopper

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Edward Hopper: It was painted in Gloucester, I think in the residential District where the old sea captains had their houses—and they're very fine, some of them. It interested me because of the variety of roofs and the windows—the mansard roof, which has always interested me and I don't know why. It was a very windy day, as I remember it, and I sat out in the street, I think, and I don't think it was done at one sitting, but I don't remember really. It might have been one or two.

Audio clip from Ruth Gurin Bowman's WNYC radio program, Views on Art, 1967–1973, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.