Artist: Edward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967 New York)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 28 x 40 in. (71.1 x 101.6 cm)
Credit Line: George A. Hearn Fund, 1953
Accession Number: 53.183
The Metropolitan Museum acquired this painting shortly after it was completed in late October 1953. Begun in Cape Cod over the summer and finished in New York City, it was the only oil painting Hopper produced that year. Reprising one of his signature subjects—a solitary figure, physically and emotionally detached from his surroundings and other people—it was described by the artist’s wife as "the man in concrete wall."