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George Wesley Bellows (American, 1882-1925) Fresh Sky

Auction:
2507
Lot:
433
Sold for:
$77,025$65,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2507
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 21, 2010 12:00PM

Description:

George Wesley Bellows (American, 1882-1925)

Fresh Sky, 1911/A Monhegan Island, Maine View
Signed and inscribed "Geo Bellows/ E.S.B." l.l., titled and inscribed "...No. 18/
MON" and identified and dated on a label from H.V. Allison & Co., Inc., New York, on the reverse.
Oil on panel, 11 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (27.9 x 38.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Surface grime, bowing to panel, minor abrasions to edges.

Provenance: Estate of the artist, 1925; Emma S. Bellows, his wife; Estate of Emma S. Bellows, 1959; H.V. Allison & Co., New York, New York; Carl Augustus Weyerhaeuser (1901-1996), Milton, Massachusetts, 1963; by family descent, private New England collection.

Literature: George Bellows Record Book A, p. 106; George Bellows Online Catalogue Raisonne (http://hvallison.com/).

N.B. We wish to thank Glenn C. Peck for his kind assistance with cataloguing the lot; the work is no. 1911-031a in the George Bellows catalogue raisonné compiled by H.V. Allison & Co.

Carl A. Weyerhaeuser was the grandson of Frederik Weyerhaeuser, lumber magnate and founder of the Weyerhaeuser Company, and the son of Charles A. Weyerhaeuser, president of the Potlach Lumber Company, and Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser, a soprano soloist. Under his mother's artistic influence, Weyerhaeuser began collecting from an early age. (1) He is best remembered as the founder of the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, which houses his diverse lifetime collection, including several works by Bellows.

1. Morrison County Historical Society, "Carl Weyerhaeuser: Dreams Fulfilled," http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/history/?page_id=358

Estimate $40,000-60,000

Keywords

George Wesley Bellows, Carl Augustus Weyerhaeuser, H.V. Allison & Co. Inc., Emma S. Bellows, Milton, Massachusetts, New England, George Bellows Record Book, http://hvallison.com, Online Catalogue Raisonne, Glenn C. Peck, Weyerhaeuser Company, Potlach Lumber Company, Charles A. Weyerhaeuser, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser, founder, president, Art Complex Museum, Morrison County Historical Society, http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/history/?page_id=358, American art, Bellows

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