As one of America's leading twentieth-century realists, Edward Hopper created watercolors as independent works of art. He painted watercolors on location, recording his subjects - mainly architecture and landscape - as he observed them. Captain Strout's House, Portland Head incorporates two of Hopper's most notable architectural themes - lighthouses and houses. Here Hopper was able to impart in watercolor the same solidity present in the opacity of his oil paintings.
Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967)
Captain Strout's House, Portland Head, 1927
Watercolor on paper, 14 x 20 in.
The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1928.3
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford CT
Matted size: 11 x 14 in.
Image size: 7 x 8 3/4 in.