In the Park, Light
George Wesley Bellows
Early in his career, Bellows was known for depicting young street urchins, dockworkers, and boxers, but later he also painted the more affluent classes at polo matches and elegant Central Park picnics, as seen here. In a second version of the print, In the Park, Dark, Bellows made the foliage background dark and indistinct. The lithographs revive a subject he had undertaken in the oil painting A Day in June, 1913 (Detroit Museum of Art).
Lithograph on beige, thin, slightly textured wove paper
Sheet: 19 7/8 x 24 7/8 in. (50.5 x 63.2 cm)
Image: 16 1/8 x 21 1/8 in. (41 x 53.7 cm)
Signed, "Geo. Bellows" lower right margin in pencil
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Gift of Chester Dale
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