Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967)
Night Shadows from Six American Etchings, 1921; Etching; Signed; 6 7/8" x 8 1/4" (plate); 7 5/8" x 9" (sight); Printer: Peter J. Platt, New York; Publisher: The New Republic, New York; Literature: Levin 82.; Provenance: Private Collection, New York; Note: In 1924, The New Republic, offered readers a portfolio of six original etchings with the purchase of an annual subscription. Although the exact number is unknown the edition is speculated to be between 500-600.
Sale Price: $26,250
Estimate: $18,000 - $24,000
Signed in pencil lower right recto. Overall good condition. Sheet: 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Sheet is affixed to backing board via two archival tape pieces at upper corners. Very faint mat burn. There is a tiny pinhole sized loss to sheet at upper left corner. Verso of sheet is slightly toned with some scattered surface soiling. Pencil inscription on verso: 'swishelm'. Two tiny tears to extreme edge of sheet along right edge (each less than 1/2 inch in length). Lower right corner appears to have been professionally repaired. Tiny fleck of surface debris to upper right edge of sheet. None of these issues interfere with the image itself. Richly inked, crisp impression. Strong, clear signature.