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House of the Foghorn, I

Artist:
Edward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967 New York)
Date:
1927
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache and charcoal on paper
Dimensions:
13 7/8 x 20 in. (35.2 x 50.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Elizabeth Amis Cameron Blanchard, 1956
Accession Number:
56.216
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed (lower right): Edward Hopper/ Two Lights
[Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York, from 1927]; Mrs. John Osgood (Emma Amis Cameron) Blanchard, New York (by 1929–d. 156, her bequest to MMA)

New York. Museum of Modern Art. "Paintings by Nineteen Living Americans," December 13, 1929–January 12, 1930, no. 32 (as "House of the Fog Horn," lent by Mrs. John O. Blanchard, New York).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Edward Hopper: Retrospective Exhibition," November 1–December 7, 1933, no. 43 (lent by Mrs. John Osgood Blanchard, New York).

Arts Club of Chicago. "Exhibition of Paintings by Edward Hopper," January 2–16, 1934, no. 28 (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. 68 (as "House of the Fog Horn–No. 1," 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. 327 (as "House of the Fog Horn," 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. 93 (lent by Mrs. John Osgood Blanchard).

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Edward Hopper Retrospective Exhibition," April 13–May 14, 1950, no. 93.

Detroit Institute of Arts. "Edward Hopper Retrospective Exhibition," June 4–July 2, 1950, no. 93.

New York. World House Galleries. "Edward Hopper, 1920–1930," November 10–17, 1964, no catalogue.

New York. Gallery of Modern Art. "The Twenties Revisited," June 29–September 6, 1965, unnumbered cat. (as "The House of the Fog Horn").

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. 189 (as "House of the Foghorn").

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

Berlin. Akademie der Künste. "Amerika: Traum und Depression 1920/40," November 9–December 28, 1980, no. 191 (as "House of the Foghorn").

Kunstverein Hamburg. "Amerika: Traum und Depression 1920/40," January 11–February 15, 1981, no. 191.

Marseille. Musée Cantini. "Edward Hopper," June 23–September 24, 1989, unnumbered cat (p. 69, as "House of the Fog Horn 1").

Madrid. Fundación Juan March. "Edward Hopper," October 13, 1989–January 4, 1990, no. 36 (as "Emisora con Sirena Antiniebla").

Denver Art Museum. "American Watercolors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Selection 2," February 2–March 31, 1991, no. 144 (as "House of the Foghorn, I, Two Lights, Maine").

Norfolk, Va. Chrysler Museum. "American Watercolors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Selection 2," May 9–July 7, 1991, no. 144.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Watercolors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 15–December 10, 1991, no. 144.

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. 72).

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

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Edward Hopper," May 6–August 19, 2007, no. 44.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Edward Hopper," September 16, 2007–January 21, 2008, no. 44.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Edward Hopper," February 16–May 11, 2008, no. 44.

Edward Alden Jewell. "Contemporary American: Debating Inclusion of Certain Artists in a Show That, However, Has Many Pinnacles." New York Times (December 22, 1929), sec. 8, p. 14.

Alfred H. Barr Jr. in Edward Hopper: Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1933, pp. 14–15, no. 43, pl. 43.

Henry Geldzahler. "Edward Hopper." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 21 (November 1962), pp. 114-15, fig. 3, calls it "House of the Foghorn".

Henry Geldzahler. American Painting in the Twentieth Century. New York, 1965, p. 79, ill. p. 77, calls it "House of the Fog Horn".

Albert Ten Eyck Gardner. History of Water Color Painting in America. New York, 1966, p. 119, colorpl. 104, calls it "House of the Fog Horn".

Donelson F. Hoopes. American Watercolor Painting. New York, 1977, p. 150, ill. p. 171, calls it "House of the Fog Horn".

Celia S. Martin. "Edward Hopper, 'House of the Foghorn, No. 3'." Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 37 (Spring 1980), pp. 20-21, fig. 1, calls it "House of the Foghorn"; notes that it is one of a series of three watercolors of the same motif, the second also executed in summer 1927 (MFA, Boston) and the third in summer 1929 (Yale University Art Gallery).

Gail Levin. Hopper's Places. New York, 1985, p. 30.

Victor Koshkin-Youritzin in American Watercolors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Seattle Art Museum. New York, 1991, pp. 33–34, ill. p. 34 (detail), colorpl. 144.

Gail Levin. Edward Hopper: A Catalogue Raisonné. Vol. 2, Watercolors. New York, 1995, p. 154, 206, no. W-185, 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. 67–68, fig. 72 (color).

Carol Troyen in Edward Hopper. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston, 2007, p. 248, no. 44.

Janet L. Comey in Edward Hopper. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston, 2007, pp. 98, 101, 232 n. 46, 242, ill. p. 100 (color).

Gail Levin. Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. 2nd rev. ed. [1st ed., 1995]. New York, 2007, p. 223.

Carol Troyen in Edward Hopper's Maine. Exh. cat., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Me. New York, 2011, pp. 26–28, fig. 8 (color).

Kevin Salatino in Edward Hopper's Maine. Exh. cat., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Me. New York, 2011, p. 54.



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