Gloucester Daily Times: 'The Mansard Roof' at home at Cape Ann Museum

July 3, 2023

One hundred years ago, in Gloucester's 300th anniversay year, a New York artist best known for his etchings and illustrations and who had not sold a painting in 10 years arrived on his second trip to Gloucester. 

Instead of creating oil paintings of the waterfront, Edward Hopper painted watercolors of the seaport's modest homes, immigrant neighborhoods and trawlers. 

It was his 1923 watercolor with loose brushwork of an ornate Victorian house with a mansard roof on Rocky Neck that led Hopper to become of the best known American painters of the 20th century. [...]

On Friday, June 30, about 100 years after it was painted, "The Mansard Roof" returned to Gloucester, to the Cape Ann Museum, in the city's 400+ anniversay year.

'The Mansard Roof' at home at Cape Ann Museum | | gloucestertimes.com

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