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Lighthouse Village (also known as Cape Elizabeth), 1929

watercolor with gouache over graphite, Sheet: 40.50 x 63.30 cm (15 15/16 x 24 7/8 inches). Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 806.1930

Hopper made this light-filled watercolor during his last painting excursion to Maine. He was intrigued by the different purposes of the buildings, the one at the top of the hill being where the lighthouse keepers slept, and the three at the bottom where their families lived.

signed, lower right, in black gouache: Edward Hopper / Cape Elizabeth

cma 1930; Pittsburgh 1937, 20, no. 93; Minneapolis et al. 1945, 20, 52, no. 14; Minneapolis et al. 1946-47, 20, no. 12; Vienna 1949, no. 29; New York et al. 1950, 58, no. 103; New York et al. 1964-65, 67, no. 103.
Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; 4/19/98 - 7/12/98. "American Drawings from the Permanent Collection."
The Cleveland Museum of Art (8/27/00 - 10/17/00); NY, NY: The Pierpont Morgan Library (5/24/01- 8/19/01); Museum of Fine Arts Houston (10/14/01 - 1/6/02); "Master Drawings from The Cleveland Museum of Art", exh. cat. no. 106, pp. 252-253; p. 297.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art (7/15/2011 - 10/16/2011): "Edward Hopper's Maine: Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, 1914-1929", ex. cat. no. 55, p. 132.

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