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Night in the Park

1921
12 3/8 x 16 1/4 in. (31.5 x 41.3 cm)

Edward Hopper
American (Nyack, NY, 1882 - 1967, New York, NY)

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Etching
Credit Line: Granger A. Hollister Fund
Accession Number: 1931.26
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Location: Not currently on view

In 1921, when this print was created, Edward Hopper was a relatively unknown artist who had sold a few paintings but had not begun to receive the acclaim that would be his within a few years. By 1931, when it was exhibited at MAG and acquired with funds donated by a relative of the Watson family, Hopper had become HOPPER; the Museum of Modern Art had purchased one of his paintings the year before. While MAG does not own any of his canvases, we are fortunate to own this print and one other from Hopper’s decade of printmaking, 1915–1924.

The cinematic quality of Hopper’s paintings is evident even in his etchings. A shadowy figure placed at the far end of a line of benches could easily be a character from a Hollywood “film noir.”

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

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E. Weyhe; purchased by the Gallery out of the exhibition "The American Landscape in Prints," Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, November 12 - December 6, 1931.

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It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue Entry for this artwork in the It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue. The exhibition ran from March 17-June 9, 2013


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