Sunday, February 8, 2009

Route 6, Eastham by Edward Hopper

Oil on Canvas, 27 1/2 x 38 1/4 inches

I recently heard about a local gallery looking for artists to paint their interpretation of Route 6. Although the deadline for artwork submission is next week, I may want to paint something along that route in the future.
I began doing a little research on the above image. First, I found this study with notes:

Study for Route 6, Eastham by Edward Hopper
Conte Crayon and Charcoal on Paper, 10 1/2 x 16 inches

I continued to wonder where the exact location was along Route 6 that inspired the artist. I searched through the book: Hopper's Places by Gail Levin. This interesting book features recent photographs of places that inspired Hopper's paintings.

The painting wasn't featured in the book so I continued to search online and I found this:

Photograph from The Painted Dog, 2085 Route 6, Eastham

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that this was the house from the painting and is now a lodge. On their website, The Painted Dog, you can find information on accommodations and another image of the exterior of the house at the bottom left of the page.

2 comments:

  1. Greetings - Thanks for the research here! I had the same question today and just knew that someone out there would have the answer.

    I grew up in Eastham less than a mile from this location and just now, 30 years later have finally made this connection. Thanks for helping out.

    Steven

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  2. Hi Steven,

    Your welcome, I'm very glad that the information was useful to you. I really had a great time researching this too.

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