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Hotel by a Railroad, (1952)

Edward Hopper, American, b. Nyack, New York, 1882–1967

Oil on canvas, 31 1/4 x 40 1/8 in. (79.4 x 101.9 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2507

Provenance:
Frank Rehn Gallery, New York, to 30 August 1954
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 30 August 1954-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
FRANK REHN GALLERY, New York. "Contemporary Americans," 7-31 December 1953.
FRANK REHN GALLERY, New York. "New Paintings," 4-23 January 1954.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "1953 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting," 15 October-6 December 1953, no. 68.
VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Richmond. "American Painting 1954," 26 February-21 March 1954. TOUR: DES MOINES ART CENTER, Iowa, 4 April-2 MAy 1954.
HOTEL CARLYLE, New York. "American Federation of Arts: Art Collectors' Club Exhibition," 9 May 1957.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, New York (organizer). "Ten Modern Masters of American Art: 30 Works Selected from The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," no. 18, ill. p. 21. TOUR: COE COLLEGE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1-21 January 1959; QUINCY ART CLUB, Quincy, Illinois, 2-22 February; DES MOINES ART CENTER, Iowa, 6-26 March; E. B. CROCKER GALLERY, Sacramento, 8-28 April; NASHVILLE ARTISTS' GUILD, 10-30 May; ROANOKE FINE ARTS CENTER, Virginia, 15 June-15 July; TIME, INC., New York, 28 July-17 August; COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART, South Carolina, 1-21 September; JOSLYN ART MUSEUM, Omaha, 5-25 October; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 4-24 November; FORT LAUDERDALE ART CENTER, Florida, 7-27 December; JOHN HERRON ART INSTITUTE, Indianapolis, 10-30 January 1960.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Edward Hopper," 29 September-29 November 1964, no. 57, ill, p. 55. TOUR: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 18 December 1964-31 January 1965; DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 18 February-21 March; CITY ART MUSEUM OF ST. LOUIS, 7 April-9 May.
UNITED STATES EMBASSY, Paris. Arts and Industries Program, Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 1968-June 1969, extended loan.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. ""Edward Hopper," 16 September 1980-18 January 1981, pl. 297. TOUR: HAYWARD GALLERY, London, 11 February-29 March 1981; STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam, 22 April-17 June; STADTISCHE KUNSTHALLE, Dusseldorf, 8 July-2 September; ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 3 October-29 November; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 16 December 1981-10 February 1982.
MUSEE CANTINI, Marseilles, France. "Edward Hopper," 23 June-24 September 1989, cat. ill p. 104. TOUR: FUNDACION JUAN MARCH, Madrid, Spain, 6 October 1989-6 January 1990.
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Humlebaek, Denmark. "Edward Hopper," 25 January-26 April 1992, cat. ill. p. 64. TOUR: MUSEE RATH, Geneva, Switzerland, 7 October 1991-12 January 1992.
MUSEUM FOLKWANG, Essen, Germany. "The Truth of the Real: Edward Hopper and Photography," 28 June-27 September 1992.
ZEITGEIST GELLESCHAFT, Berlin. "American Art in the 20th Century, cat. no. 63. TOUR: MARTIN-GROPIUS-BAU, Berlin, 8 May-25 July 1993; ROYAL ACADEMY, London, 17 September-12 December 1993.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Edward Hopper and the American Imagination," 21 June 1995-15 October 1995.
TATE MODERN, London. "Edward Hopper Retrospective," 27 May - 5 September 2004. TOUR: MUSEUM LUDWIG, Cologne, Germany, 9 October 2004 - 9 January 2005.
MUSEO THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA, Madrid. "Hopper," 12 June-16 September 2012, no. 151, color ill. p. 230. TOUR: GALERIES NATIONALES DU GRAND PALAIS, Paris, 5 October 2012-28 January 2013.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Peter Coffin: Here and There," 29 June-6 October 2013, no cat.

Published References:
FEINSTEIN, SAM. "57th Street: Rehn Group," Art Digest 28/7 (1 January 1954): p. 18.
HOPPER, EDWARD. Notebook 3, The Hopper Bequest (New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art): p. 45.
GARVIN, ADELAIDE. "Art and Artists," The Critic (18 October-November 1959): p. 67.
GOODRICH, LLOYD. Edward Hopper (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1964): p. 56.
GOODRICH, LLOYD. Edward Hopper (New York: Abrams, 1971): p. 149, colorplate p. 150.
MELLOW, JAMES R. "The World of Edward Hopper," The New York Times Magazine (5 September 1971): p. 19.
FINLEY, BARRY. "Light of Genius," The New York Herald Tribune (21 November 1971): p. 29.
LERNER, ABRAM et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974): pl. 571, p. 703.
LEVIN, GAIL. Edward Hopper: The Complete Prints (New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1979): p. 35, fig. 51.
STEIN, SUSAN ALYSON. "Edward Hopper: The Uncrossed Threshold," Arts Magazine 57/7 (March 1980): p. 158, fig. 14.
BRITSCH, RALPH and TODD BRITSCH. The Arts in Western Culture (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1984): fig. 15-37.
PRENTICE-HALL, INC. "Tour the Art World..." [promotional brochure for The Arts in Western Culture] (1984): p. ill.
HOBBS, ROBERT. Edward Hopper (New YOrk: Harry N. Abrams, 1987): p. 128-9.
DANLY, SUSAN and LEO MARX, eds. The Railroad in America: Representations of Technological Change (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1988): p. 175.
LIESBROCK, HEINZ. Edward Hopper: Vierzig Meisterwerke (Schirmer/Mosel, 1988): fig. 36.
RENNER, ROLF GUNTER. Edward Hopper 1882-1967: Transformationen des Realen (Cologne: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1990): p. 70.
BECK, HUBERT. Edward Hopper (Hamburg: Ellert & Richter Verlag, 1992): fig. 39.
STANTON, JOSEPH. "On Edge: Edward Hopper's Narrative Stillness," Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 77/1-2 (Spring/Summer 1994): p. 30-31.
UNSIGNED. Unknown Publication (1994): ill, p. xlvii.
INTEMANN, MARGUERITE DINONNO. El Tema de la Soledad en la Narrativa de Soledad Puertolas (Mellon University Press, 1994): ill. p. 18.
UNSIGNED. Edward Hopper (Munich: Kunstler, Kritisches Lexikon der Oegen WartSkunst, 1994): fig. 10, p. 9.
MAY, STEPHEN. "Edward Hopper's Vision of Modern America," American Arts Quarterly (Summer 1995): p. 32.
LEVIN, GAIL. Edward Hopper: A Catalogue Raisonne. Volume III: Oils. (New York and London: Whitney Museum of American Art in association with W. W. Norton & Company, 1995): no. O-347, pp. 342-43.
SPRING, JUSTIN. The Essential Edward Hopper (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998): p. 13.
BERKOW, ITA. Edward Hopper: An American Master (Todtri, 1999): p. 61.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Social Realism