Art/ Collection/ Art Object

D. & R.G. Locomotive

Artist:
Edward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967 New York)
Date:
1925
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
13 7/8 x 20 in. (35.2 x 50.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Hugo Kastor Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.76
Not on view
Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower right): Edward Hopper/ Santa Fé 1925
[Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York, from 1925]; Mrs. John Osgood Blanchard, New York (by 1933–at least 1950); [M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, until 1957; sold to MMA]

New York. Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery. "Recent Works by Edward Hopper," February 14-March 5, 1927, no. 11 (as "Locomotive of D. & R. G.").

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Edward Hopper: Retrospective Exhibition," November 1–December 7, 1933, no. 37 (as "Locomotive, D. and R.G.," lent by Mrs. John Osgood Blanchard, New York).

Arts Club of Chicago. "Exhibition of Paintings by Edward Hopper," January 2–16, 1934, no. 26 (as "Locomotive, D. and R.G.," lent by Mrs. John Osgood Blanchard, New York).

Pittsburgh. Carnegie Institute. "Edward Hopper: An Exhibition of Paintings, Water Colors and Etchings," March 11–April 25, 1937, no. 94 (as "Locomotive, D. and R.G.," lent by Mrs. John Osgood Blanchard).

Art Institute of Chicago. "The Eighteenth International Exhibition, Water Colors, Pastels, Drawings, and Monotypes," March 23–May 14, 1939, no. 332 (as "Locomotive, D. and R. G.," lent by Mrs. John Osgood Blanchard, New York).

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Edward Hopper Retrospective Exhibition," February 11–March 26, 1950, no. 81 (as "Locomotive, D. and R.G.," lent by Mrs. John Osgood Blanchard).

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Edward Hopper Retrospective Exhibition," April 13–May 14, 1950, no. 81.

Detroit Institute of Arts. "Edward Hopper Retrospective Exhibition," June 4–July 2, 1950, no. 81.

New York. Gallery of Modern Art. "The Twenties Revisited," June 29–September 6, 1965, unnumbered cat. (as "Locomotive, D & RG [Sante Fé], New Mexico").

Tampa. Florida State Fair. "A Loan Exhibition of American Painting," February 1–12, 1966, unnum. brochure (as "Locomotive").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Two Hundred Years of Watercolor Painting in America: An Exhibition Commemorating the Centennial of the American Watercolor Society," December 8, 1966–January 29, 1967, no. 187 (as "Locomotive, D & RG [Sante Fé, New Mexico]").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors from the Museum's Collections," October 1–December 7, 1969.

New York. Andrew Crispo Gallery. "Ten Americans: Masters of Watercolor," May 16–June 30, 1974, no. 80 (as "Locomotive, D. and R.G.").

Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University Faculty of Arts and Science. "Changes in Perspective: 1880–1925," May 2–June 2, 1978, unnumbered cat. (p. 30; as "Locomotive, D. & RG [Santa Fe, New Mexico]").

Katonah, N.Y. Katonah Gallery. "American Masters of Watercolor," July 23–September 10, 1978, no catalogue.

Seattle Art Museum. "American Watercolors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Selection 1," February 7–March 31, 1991, no. 143.

Tulsa. Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art. "American Watercolors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Selection 1," April 20–June 15, 1991, no. 143.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Watercolors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 15–December 10, 1991, no. 143.

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. 45).

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

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Drawings (1900–1950): Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 25, 2005–April 23, 2006, no catalogue.

Paris. Grand Palais. "Hopper," October 10, 2012–January 28, 2013, extended to February 3, 2013, unnumbered cat. (fig. 69).

Lloyd Goodrich. "The Paintings of Edward Hopper." Arts 11 (March 1927), ill. p. 138, calls it "Locomotive".

Alfred H. Barr Jr. in Edward Hopper: Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1933, pp. 15, 28, no. 37, pl. 37.

Milton W. Brown. "The Early Realism of Hopper and Burchfield." College Art Journal 7 (Autumn 1947), pp. 6-7.

Dudley T. Easby and James J. Rorimer. "Review of the Year 1956-1957." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 16 (October 1957), ill. p. 47, call it "Locomotive, D & R G".

Charles E. Buckley. Watercolors by Edward Hopper with a Selection of His Etchings. Exh. cat., Currier Gallery of Art. Manchester, N. H., 1959, unpaginated.

Henry Geldzahler. "Edward Hopper." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 21 (November 1962), p. 114, fig. 2, calls it "Locomotive, D & RG".

Albert Ten Eyck Gardner. History of Water Color Painting in America. New York, 1966, colorpl. 105, calls it "Locomotive, D. & R.G.".

Lloyd Goodrich. Edward Hopper. New York, [1971], p. 85, ill. p. 84, calls it "Locomotive, D. and R.G.".

Susan Danly Walther, Kenneth W. Maddox, and Judith Hoos Fox in The Railroad in the American Landscape: 1850–1950. Exh. cat., Wellesley College Museum. Wellesley, Mass., 1981, p. 122, call it "Locomotive, D. and R.G.".

Patricia Janis Broder. The American West: The Modern Vision. Boston, 1984, p. 86, ill., calls it "Locomotive, D & RG (Santa Fe, New Mexico)".

Christopher Finch. American Watercolors. New York, 1986, pp. 223, 254–55, pl. 328, calls it "Locomotive, D. & R.G. (Sante Fe, New Mexico)".

Robert Henkes. Themes in American Painting: A Reference Work to Common Styles and Genres. Jefferson, N.C., 1993, pp. 43–44, ill. p. 45, calls it "Locomotive, D & RG" in the text and "Locomotive, D & RG (Santa Fe, New Mexico)" in the caption.

Gail Levin. Edward Hopper: A Catalogue Raisonné. Vol. 2, Watercolors. New York, 1995, p. 88, no. W-119, 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. 41, 43, 169 n. 3, fig. 45 (color).

Gail Levin. Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. 2nd rev. ed. [1st ed., 1995]. New York, 2007, p. 191.

Tomàs Llorens in Hopper. Exh. cat., Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Madrid, 2012, p. 62, fig. 15 (color), no. 99, ill. p. 165 (color).



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