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Macomb's Dam Bridge

Edward Hopper

American Art

For some, modernity resulted in an increasing feeling of alienation, as people began moving through spaces at a faster pace. Edward Hopper captured this transitory nature of modern life in paintings infused with a sense of isolation and estrangement.

Completed at the height of Hopper’s career, this painting shows Macombs Dam Bridge, which connects Manhattan and the Bronx. There are no signs of life in the city. Instead, an eerie stillness pervades the scene, resulting in a disquieting mood.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1935
DIMENSIONS 35 x 60 3/16in. (88.9 x 152.9cm) frame: 40 7/8 x 66 x 3 3/4 in. (103.8 x 167.6 x 9.5 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed, lower right: "EDWARD HOPPER"
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Mary T. Cockcroft
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967). Macomb's Dam Bridge, 1935. Oil on canvas, 35 x 60 3/16in. (88.9 x 152.9cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mary T. Cockcroft, 57.145. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 57.145_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 57.145_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art
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