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A Stag at Sharkey's - -1917, Lithograph.

Mason 46. Edition 99. Signed, titled and numbered No 73 in pencil.

Image size 18 5/8 x 23 7/8 inches (474 x 606 mm); sheet size 21 ¼ x 26 ¼ inches (547 x 667 mm).

A superb, richly-inked impression on cream wove China paper, the full sheet with deckle all around; slight toning at the sheet edges, otherwise in excellent condition.

Reproduced: George Bellows, The Artist and his lithographs, Jane Myers and Linda Ayres, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1988; Cover illustration. A Century of American Printmaking, 1880-1980, James Watrous, University of Wisconsin Press,1984. Whistler to Weidenaar, American Prints, 1870-1950, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1987. Pressed In Time: American Prints 1905-1950, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, 2007. The American Scene: Prints from Hopper to Pollock, Stephen Coppel, The British Museum, 2008.

Collections: Amon Carter Museum, Art Institue of Chicago, Indianapolis Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, The Clark Art Institute, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery.


Boxing, Fight Night, New York, NY, American Masterwork, Action, Spectators

Billy Sunday - -1921, Lithograph.

Mason 143. Edition 53. Signed and titled in pencil. Signed in the stone, bottom center. Signed by the printer in pencil Bolton Brown imp in the bottom left margin.

Image size 9 x 16 1/4 inches (216 x 270 mm); sheet size 15 3/4 x 21 7/8 inches (238 x 305 mm).

A superb impression, on cream wove Japan, with full margins (2 3/4 to 3 5/8 inches). Soft creasing in the outer margins, well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition.

Provenance: H.V. Allison and Company, with their label on the original mat back.

Cover illustration for American Master Prints from the Betty and Douglas Duffy Collection, the Trust for Museum Exhibitions, Washington, D.C., 1987.
Exhibited: The George Bellows Exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925; George Bellows: A Ringside Seat, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, 2006; The Powerful Hand of George Bellows, The Frick, 2007;Pressed In Time: American Prints 1905-1950, The Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, 2007-2008. An American Pluse, The Lithographs of George Bellows, San Diego Museum of Art, 2008.

Collections: BPL, MMA, MAM, SDMA.


Evangelism, Religion, Preaching, Spectators