Jun 30, 2022 - Sale 2611

Sale 2611 - Lot 1

Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
Landscape with Farm Houses.

Watercolor and pencil on tan wove paper mounted on card stock, circa 1895. 263x330 mm; 10 1/2x13 1/4 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.

Exhibited: Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, 2005.

Early watercolors like this work by Hopper (1882-1967), made during his mid-teens and as he aspired to become an artist, are exceedingly scarce. There are only several contemporaneous early watercolors, mostly studies of ships and figures, now in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art (Josephine N. Hopper Bequest), and not another landscape watercolor from this early period with as complete a composition as the current work.