EDWARD HOPPER (American, 1882-1967)
    Man on Log, circa 1906-1914
    Watercolor and ink on illustration board
    11 x 11-1/2 inches (27.9 x 29.2 cm)

    The artist;
    Josephine Hopper, wife of the artist;
    Rev. A.R. Sanborn, gift from the above, 1968 (label verso);
    Stephen B. Sanborn, wedding gift from the above, May 1, 1975 (label verso).

    G. Levin, Edward Hopper: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, New York, 1995, p. 124, no. I-32.

    Man on Log is a skillfully rendered example of Edward Hopper's work as a commercial illustrator, which began in 1905 and supported his early career. Although the exact publication cover or story for which this drawing was created is unknown, the work represents an important period in the artist's oeuvre. Very few of Hopper's commercial illustrations have come to auction, particularly of this large size, as most are held in museum collections.

    Condition Report*:

    Linear accretion and dot of stain in upper left quadrant; scattered handling marks and accretions in border beneath frame; slight paper fading between edge of image and edge of mat; otherwise very good condition; frame dimensions:  21 x 21".

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