Hotel by a Railroad

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School
Social Realism
Date
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.
Credit Line
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Artist
Edward Hopper, American, b. Nyack, New York, 1882–1967
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
31 1/4 x 40 1/8 in. (79.4 x 101.9 cm)
Data Source
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Type
Painting