Sold tonight! Edward Hopper Gloucester Roofs Fetched 1.98 million at Christie’s Auction Paul G Allen Collection Part 2

view from Winchester Ct. / Spring St. stairs in 1928

The first sale was by Rehn Gallery to Edward and Grace (Cogswell) Root in 1929. They built a major modern collection.

Lot 138 Sold for $1,980,000 (plus fees)

Presale estimate was 1.2 – 1.8 million

EDWARD HOPPER (1882-1967)
Gloucester Roofs, 1928
signed ‘Edward Hopper/Gloucester’ (lower right)
watercolor and pencil on paper


  • Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries, New York (1928).
  • Edward Wales Root, Clinton, New York (acquired from Rehn Galleries, 1929)
  • Mrs. and Mrs. Wilson H. and Mary D. Kierstead, New York and London (after 1962)
  • Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York (1981). Sold to Mr. and Mrs. James A. and Edith Hall Fisher, Pittsburgh
  • Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York — sold to Paul Allen, in 2016

The price realized for a second drawing, Lily Apartments, by Edward Hopper, Lot 153, was $1,620,000

The sixty lots included in the Paul Allen Part 1 sale last evening totaled 1.6+ billion. Paul Allen cofounded Microsoft in 1975. He died in 2018. Proceeds were raised for undisclosed charitable entities.

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