Old Hook Mill, Easthampton

  • Edward Lamson Henry, Old Hook Mill, Easthampton, ca. 1880, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Francis P. Garvan, 1979.5.4

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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
Artists
Date
ca. 1880
On View
Dimensions
14 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. (36.1 x 56.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Francis P. Garvan

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – industry – mill
  • Figure group – male
  • Landscape – New York – Long Island
  • Landscape – New York – East Hampton
Object Number
1979.5.4
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