Jun 30, 2022 - Sale 2611

Sale 2611 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 11,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
Galleon in a Storm.

Pen and ink and pencil on wove paper, circa 1900-05. 153x125 mm; 6 1/4x5 inches.

Provenance: Estate of the artist, New York; Josephine N. Hopper, the artist's widow, New York; Reverend and Mrs. Arthayer R. Sanborn, Nyack; Alexander Gallery, New York; Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, with the label; private collection, Pennsylvania.

Hopper (1882-1967) made numerous similar nautical studies as an aspiring young art student and in his early years as an illustrator. Many of these drawings are now in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (Josephine N. Hopper Bequest). Growing up on the Hudson River, in Nyack, New York, Hopper had a frequent glimpse of the ship building yards in and around Nyack as well as the busy shipping traffic on the river itself, in addition to what appears to have been an insatiable interest in ships and the sea from the multitude of early drawings he made of these subjects. His first signed oil painting, from 1895, depicts a Rowboat in a Rocky Cove, and among his most accomplished early oils is Ships, circa 1898, now in the collection of the Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida, which he copied from a painting by the American artist Edward Moran (1829-1901).