White River at Sharon

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

Exhibition Label
Hopper painted White River at Sharon in September 1937, when he and his wife were visiting the farm of friends in Vermont. The distinctive light of early autumn suffuses a landscape that at first glance seems untouched by man. But Hopper believed that evidence of the human presence in the natural world reflected the reality of contemporary life. Careful examination reveals a road in the center of the composition and a railroad embankment at the upper right.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
White River at Sharon
Artist
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
Mediums Description
watercolor and pencil on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Waterscape – river – White River
  • Landscape – United States – Sharon
Object Number
1986.6.41
Palette
Linked Open Data
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