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George Bellows (American, 1882-1925) Tennis

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3072BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 26, 2018 10:00AM


George Bellows (American, 1882-1925)

Tennis, alternatively titled Tennis Tournament, 1920, edition of 63 (Mason, 71). Signed "Geo Bellows" in pencil l.r. and within the matrix, numbered and signed "31 Bolton Brown imp." in pencil l.l., titled in pencil l.c., identified on a label from H.V. Allison & Co., Inc., New York, affixed to the backing. Lithograph on paper, image size 18 3/8 x 20 1/8 in. (46.5 x 51.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Gentle rippling, not examined out of frame.

N.B. The subject is lawn tennis at The Newport Casino, and focuses more upon the sumptuous spectators than the match. Bellows and his family spent several summers in Rhode Island. This is one of the earliest works printed by Bolton Brown, marking the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Sheet measures 19 7/8 x 21 3/4 in. (50.5 x 55.2 cm). Laid down on thin paper support, resulting in subtle rippling. Glazed with glass. No additional issues to report.

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