Edward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967 New York)
Watercolor, gouache and charcoal on paper
13 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (35.2 x 50.2 cm)
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed (lower right): Edward Hopper/ Charlotte S.C.
[Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York, 1929; received from the artist on May 25, 1929; sold in May 1929, for $350, to Sheafer]; Lesley and Emma Sheafer, New York (1929–his d. 1956); Emma A. Sheafer (1956–1973; her bequest to MMA)
Roslyn Harbor, N. Y. Nassau County Museum of Art. "Landscape of America: The Hudson River School to Abstract Expressionism," November 10, 1991–February 9, 1992, unnumbered cat. (p. 47).
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. 94; as "Folly Beach").
Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. "Edward Hopper: The Watercolors," January 30–March 26, 2000, unnumbered cat.
Charleston, S. C. Gibbes Museum of Art. "Edward Hopper in Charleston," May 26–August 13, 2006, unnumbered cat. (fig. 6; as "Folly Beach").
Gail Levin. Edward Hopper: A Catalogue Raisonné. Vol. 2, Watercolors. New York, 1995, p. 191, no. W-222, ill. (color) [reprinted as "The Complete Watercolors of Edward Hopper," 2001], calls it "Folly Beach".
Deborah Lyons. "Record Books I, II, III, V." Edward Hopper: A Journal of His Work. New York, 1997, p. 33, reproduces the artist's record book noting that this work was delivered to the Rehn Gallery on May 25, 1929 and purchased by Leslie Green Sheafer the same month.
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. 88, 158, 171 n. 39, fig. 94 (color), ill. p. 158, note the similarities in this work to Winslow Homer's watercolors of the Bahamas and Cuba.
Angela D. Mack. Edward Hopper in Charleston. Exh. cat., Gibbes Museum of Art. Charleston, S.C., 2006, pp. 7–8, fig. 6 (color).
Gail Levin. Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. 2nd rev. ed. [1st ed., 1995]. New York, 2007, p. 222, calls it "Folly Beach".
Bonnie Tocher Clause. Edward Hopper in Vermont. Hanover, N.H., 2012, pp. 27–28.