City Sunlight

(1954)

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

Oil on canvas, 28 3/16 x 40 1/8 in. (71.6 x 101.9 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.2505

Provenance:
Frank Rehn Gallery, New York, 1955
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1955-1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, New York, 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of the oseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, Pittsburgh. "The 1955 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting," 13 October-18 December 1955, no. 136, plate 46.
THE ARTS CLUB OF CHICAGO. "Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Walt Kuhn, John Sloan," 3 May-15 June 1956, no. 18.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "The Museum and It's Friends," 5 March-12 April 1959, p. 47.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Edward Hopper," 29 September-29 November 1964, no. 61, ill p. 51. TOUR: THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 18 December 1964-31 January 1965; THEDETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 18 February-21 March; CITY ART MUSEUM OF ST. LOUIS, 7 April-9 May.
IX BIENAL DE ARTE MODERNA, Sao Paulo, Brazil. "United States Representation," 22 September 1967-8 January 1968. TOUR: ROSE ART MUSEUM, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 24 February-31 March.
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART. "From El Greco to Pollock: Early and Late Works by European and American Artists," 22 October-8 December 1968, no. 112, ill. p. 135.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AGENCY. "La Pintura de los Estados Unidos de Museos de la Ciudad de Washington." MUSEO DEL PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES, Mexico City, 18 November 1980-4 January 1981, no. 53, p. 146.
TERRA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Evanston, Illinois. "Solitude--Inner Visions in American Art," 24 September-30 December 1982.
XVII TRIENNALE DI MILANO, Milan, Italy. "Il Progetto Domestico," 16 January-23 March 1986, cat., ill.
NAGOYA CITY ART MUSEUM, Nagoya, Japan. "Perspective of 20th Century Painting," 23 April-19 June 1988.
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Humlebaek, Denmark. "Edward Hopper," 25 January-26 April 1992, cat. ill. p. 92. TOUR: MUSEE RATH, Geneva, Switzerland, 7 October 1991-12 January 1992.
MUSEUM FOLKWANG, Essen, Germany. "TheTruth of the Real: Edward Hopper and Photography," 28 June-27 September 1992.
SCHIRN KUNSTAHALLE, Frankfurt. "Edward Hopper" 5 December 1992-14 February 1993, cat. no. 72 p. 100.
SPENGEL MUSEUM HANNOVER, Germany. "How You Look at It: Photographs of the Twentieth Century," 14 May-6 August 2000.
AICHI PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART, Nagoya Japan. "A Century of the American Dream: The Sparkle of the American Way of Life," 23 November 2000-28 January 2001. TOUR: HYOGO PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Kobe, Japan, 7 February-25 March 2001.
TATE MODERN, London, England. "Edward Hopper Retrospective," 27 May - 5 September 2004. TOUR: MUSEUM LUDWIG, Cologne, Germany, 9 October 2004 - 9 January 2005.

Published References:
HOPPER, EDWARD. Notebook 3. (The Hopper Bequest, Whitney Museum of American Art): p. 51.
TYLER, PARKER. "Hopper/Pollock," Art News Annual 26 (1957): p. 95, ill p. 26.
UNSIGNED. The Villager [New York] (23 April 1959): p. 11, ill.
GOODRICH, LLOYD. Edward Hopper (New YOrk: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1964): p. 56.
ROSE, BARBARA. "New York Letter: The Hopper Retrospective," Art International 8 (November 1964): ill p. 53.
GOODRICH, LLOYD. Edward Hopper (New York: Abrams, 1971): p. 151, colorplate p. 282.
LERNER, ABRAM et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974): no. 718, p. 703.
LEWIS, JO ANN. "Limelight," Washington Post (28 September 1980): ill.
UNSIGNED. "Trabajos de Edward Hopper," Excelsior (14 November 1980): p. 17B
MALVIDO, ADRIANA. "Es un honor para el pueblo estaunidense estar presente en la vida artistica de Mexico: J. Nava," Unomasuna (19 November 1980): p. 18, ill.
RIDING, ALAN. "Major Show of US Art Opens in Mexico," New York Times (20 November 1980).
UNSIGNED. "La Pintura ACtual de los Estados Unidos," Novades (23 November 1980).
UNSIGNED. "90 Pinturas nort americanas," Siempre Magazine (26 November 1980): colorplate.
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-350, pp. 348-349.
UNSIGNED. "Washington's Best," Hill Rag (February 1999): calendar.
GODDARD, LINDA. "How you look at it," The Art Newspaper 11/105 (July-August 2000): p. 25.
STRAND, MARK. Hopper (New York: Alred A. Knopf, 2001): p. 54.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Social Realism