Jun 30, 2022 - Sale 2611

Sale 2611 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 13,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
Street Scene with a Man Playing an Organ Grinder.

Pen and ink on card stock, circa 1900. 115x117 mm; 4 3/4x4 3/4 inches. Signed in ink, lower right recto.

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.

According to Levin, "In 1899, after graduating from high school in his hometown of Nyack, New York, Hopper commuted to New York City daily to study illustration at the Correspondence School of Illustrating at 114 West Thirty-fourth Street. His parents had not objected to his becoming an artist, but they encouraged him to study commercial illustration which offered a more secure income. This must have seemed more practical to his father, who owned a drygoods store in Nyack and would have been familiar with advertising illustrations," (Levin, Edward Hopper as Illustrator, New York, 1979, page 9).