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In the Park, Light

George Wesley Bellows

American Art

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).
MEDIUM Lithograph on beige, thin, slightly textured wove paper
DATES 1916
DIMENSIONS 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)
SIGNATURE Signed, "Geo. Bellows" lower right margin in pencil
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
EDITION Edition: 51
CREDIT LINE Gift of Chester Dale
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