Lot 10
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Edward Hopper

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Edward Hopper
  • Study for 'Summer Evening'
  • charcoal on tan paper
  • image: 7 3/4 by 10 1/4 inches (19.7 by 26 cm)
  • sheet: 8 3/8 by 11 inches (21.3 by 27.9 cm)
  • Executed in 1947.


Peter Findlay Gallery and James Goodman Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2005


San Francisco, California, Fraenkel Gallery, Edward Hopper & Company, March-May 2009, no. 19, illustrated, n.p.


Gail Levin, Edward Hopper: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. III, New York, 1995, p. 320, illustrated fig. 336.1

Catalogue Note

The present work is the only known study for the finished painting, Summer Evening, 1947. 

“His specialty was heightening tension through subtle adjustment, tinkering to create the sense of the uncanny that he refined like no other painter in the twentieth century.  He got there through drawing.” (Carter Foster, “Edward Hopper: Drawing into Painting” in Edward Hopper, New York, 2009, p. 34)