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Print - The Evening Wind
  • The Evening Wind
    Hopper, Edward, born 1882 - died 1967
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The Evening Wind

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    New York (City) (printed)

  • Date:

    1921 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hopper, Edward, born 1882 - died 1967 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 161, box B

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is one of the most celebrated of the American Realists, or American scene artists, who, working between the wars, chose to depict both urban and rural subjects of daily life. Hopper's interiors frequently have a disturbing edge, reminiscent of the atmosphere conjured up by cinema; he has been said to have anticipated the cinematography of the great director of psychological thrillers, Alfred Hitchcock. Hopper was a gifted printmaker and made most of his etchings between 1915 and 1923, when he was working as an illustrator. By his own admission his printmaking helped him to develop his painting.

Physical description

Etched print depicting a naked women kneeling on the edge of a bed, looking towards an open window with a billowing curtain.

Place of Origin

New York (City) (printed)


1921 (printed)


Hopper, Edward, born 1882 - died 1967 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Edward Hopper
1) Signature; pencil

8 30.
Registration mark; pencil

The Evening Wind
Maker's identification; pencil

3 Wash Square New York
Maker's identification; pencil; 1921


Height: 17.6 cm plate, Width: 21.1 cm plate, Height: 33.5 cm sheet, Width: 39.3 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'The Evening Wind', etching on paper, Edward Hopper, New York, 1921

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.


Printing ink; Paper



Subjects depicted

Women; Curtains; Windows; Weather; Evening; Nudes


Interiors; Prints

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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