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.
Although the work has not been removed from its frame, there are no other visible issues to report.
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