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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

George Bellows (American, 1882-1925) Elsie, Emma and Marjorie, Second Stone

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


George Bellows (American, 1882-1925)

Elsie, Emma and Marjorie, Second Stone, 1921, edition of 64 (Mason, 104). Signed "Geo Bellows" in pencil l.r., initialed within the matrix, signed "Bolton Brown - imp -" in pencil l.l., identified on a label from H.V. Allison & Co., Inc., New York, affixed to the backing. Lithograph on paper, image size 11 3/8 x 14 in. (28.9 x 35.3 cm),framed.
Condition: Gentle rippling, not examined out of frame.

N.B. The sitters are, from left to right, Elsie Speicher, Emma Bellows, and Marjorie Henri. Bellows regularly socialized with fellow artists including Eugene Speicher and Robert Henri, thereby bringing their wives together. The ladies are posed on a chair and sofa, both of which appear regularly in Bellows's compositions. The three artists are seen in the shadowed background: Bellows with his back to us, Speicher in the middle looking toward us, and Henri in profile to the left.
Estimate $1,800-2,200

Sheet measures 12 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (32.4 x 40.0 cm). Subtle crease in l.l. corner, primarily in the margins. The overmat is stuck to the backing along the top edge so the full sheet cannot be examined, but it is not laid down. No additional issues to report.

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Allison & Co., Emma Bellows, Marjorie Henri, Elsie Speicher, Emma