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Church of San Esteban

Artist:
Edward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967 New York)
Date:
1946
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
22 1/4 x 30 1/2in. (56.5 x 77.5cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
George A. Hearn Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.35.2
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right ): Edward Hopper
[Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York, until 1948; sold to MMA]

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "1948 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings," January 31–March 21, 1948, no. 109 (as "Church at San Estaban").

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Edward Hopper Retrospective Exhibition," February 11–March 26, 1950, no. 129.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Edward Hopper Retrospective Exhibition," April 13–May 14, 1950, no. 129.

Detroit Institute of Arts. "Edward Hopper Retrospective Exhibition," June 4–July 2, 1950, no. 129.

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Edward Hopper," September 29–November 29, 1964, no. 132.

New York. Andrew Crispo Gallery. "Ten Americans: Masters of Watercolor," May 16–June 30, 1974, no. 93.

Utica, N.Y. Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art. "The Art Triangle: Artist, Dealer, Collector," March 18–April 30, 1989, no. 43.

Buffalo, N.Y. Burchfield Art Center, Rockwell Hall, State University College at Buffalo. "The Art Triangle: Artist, Dealer, Collector," May 13–June 25, 1989, no. 43.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Edward Hopper," April 18–August 17, 1996, no catalogue.

Washington, D. C. National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. "Edward Hopper: The Watercolors," October 22, 1999–January 3, 2000, unnumbered cat. (fig. 144).

Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. "Edward Hopper: The Watercolors," January 30–March 26, 2000, unnumbered cat.

Lloyd Goodrich. Edward Hopper. New York, [1971], ill. p. 269 (color).

"Rare Realist." MD 17 (September 1973), p. 140, notes that the artist's inclusion of cloud formations, offset against the church's patterned dome, was unusual in his watercolors.

Henry Adams in American Drawings and Watercolors in the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute. Pittsburgh, 1985, p. 170 .

Christopher Finch. American Watercolors. New York, 1986, p. 258, colorpl. 335.

Gail Levin. Edward Hopper: A Catalogue Raisonné. Vol. 2, Watercolors. New York, 1995, p. 315, W–346, ill. (color) [reprinted as "The Complete Watercolors of Edward Hopper," 2001].

Virginia M. Mecklenburg with Margaret Lynne Ausfeld. Edward Hopper: The Watercolors. Exh. cat., National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C., 1999, pp. 146, 162, 170 n. 13, fig. 144 (color), ill. p. 162.

Gail Levin. Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. 2nd rev. ed. [1st ed., 1995]. New York, 2007, pp. 391–92.

Caroline Hancock in Hopper. Exh. cat., Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Madrid, 2012, p. 339.



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