Edward Hopper "Ground Swell”
Oil on canvas 1939
36 3/16” x 50 1/16” (91.9 x 127.2 cm
Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC
[This work was transferred from the Cocoran to the National Gallery of Art when the NGA took over the Corcoran collections. The piece is now on display in the American section of the main National Gallery of Art building on the National Mall, Washington DC.]
Edward Hopper made many marine images, but this one is particularly loaded with meaning because of events at the time of its painting (1939) followed by the entry of the United States into World War II shortly afterward (1941).
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