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.


  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.


  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.