White River at Sharon

  • Edward Hopper, White River at Sharon, 1937, pencil, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.41

Exhibition Label
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

Title
White River at Sharon
Artists
Date
1937
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 21 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. (55.3 x 75.6 cm) irregular
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Waterscape – river – White River
  • Landscape – United States – Sharon
Object Number
1986.6.41
Palette
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