The Sand Cart
In radical contrast to George Bellows's dynamic scenes of New York City's industrial and architectural transformation, this depiction of laborers on the California shoreline shifts his focus to the elemental drama of man and horse in working partnership. The painting was well reviewed in New York soon after it was completed, with one critic deeming it a continuation of the "epic manner of Winslow Homer."
- Artist: George Wesley Bellows, American, 1882-1925
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: 1917
- Dimensions: 30 1/4 x 44 1/16 in. (76.8 x 111.9 cm) Frame: 38 5/8 x 52 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (98.1 x 134 x 8.9 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left: "Geo Bellows--"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 24.85
- Credit Line: John B. Woodward Memorial Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: George Wesley Bellows (American, 1882-1925). The Sand Cart, 1917. Oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 44 1/16 in. (76.8 x 111.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 24.85
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)