© Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1975.52
Catalogue raisonné: Levin pl. 80
Edward Hopper focused on scenes that show figures isolated, often within urban settings that would otherwise be heavily populated. Here, a man sits alone on a park bench at night, dramatically lit by a single streetlamp. The space around him recedes into areas of deep shadow. Hopper used a variety of marks—such as crosshatching—to create a sense of tension and unease. By wiping his printing plate clean to emphasize the lamp’s effect, he further highlighted the man’s isolation.
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