Old Hook Mill, Easthampton

In Old Hook Mill, Easthampton, a spirit of ease pervades the scene as men unhurriedly carry sacks of flour from the mill to the horse-drawn wagon. The Hook Windmill was the last wind-powered grain mill, or gristmill, built in East Hampton, New York. Constructed in 1806, it operated for a century until 1908 and stands today. Edward Lamson Henry’s painting presents the iconic structure in the calm after a storm, indicated by two rainbows in the cloud-stricken sky. Critics praised Henry’s work for his romantic treatment of agrarian life.
Title
Old Hook Mill, Easthampton
Artist
Date
ca. 1880
Location
Dimensions
14 1422 14 in. (36.156.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Francis P. Garvan

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – industry – mill
  • Landscape – New York – Long Island
  • Landscape – New York – East Hampton
Object Number
1979.5.4
Palette
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