George Wesley Bellows, ‘The Mouth of Honey’, 1922, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Lithographic crayon and mixed media on paper mounted to paper, Thomas French Fine Art
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The Mouth of Honey, 1922

Lithographic crayon and mixed media on paper mounted to paper
10 22/25 × 9 63/100 in
27.6 × 24.5 cm
.
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Thomas French Fine Art

From Donn Byrne's novel "The Wind Bloweth," as published in "The Century …

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Mounted to a support
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Hand-signed by artist, Initialed by the artist "GB" bottom center on image; Titled in pencil in bottom margin
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George Wesley Bellows
American, 1882–1925
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Ashcan school member George Bellows painted observant, grittily realistic images of early 20th-century urbanity. Though trained in America, he was interested in European art and helped organize the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show. Bellows' portrayals of boxers and tenement dwellers were executed in a loose, somewhat impressionistic style, with bold brushstrokes, thick paint, and a muted color palette. He also painted members of his circle in portraits, as well as seascapes and landscapes of the Northeast. In his later works, Bellows explored more modern ideas of color and composition, before his unexpected death at the height of his prowess due to appendicitis complications.

George Wesley Bellows, ‘The Mouth of Honey’, 1922, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Lithographic crayon and mixed media on paper mounted to paper, Thomas French Fine Art
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From Donn Byrne's novel "The Wind Bloweth," as published in "The Century Magazine" Volume 104, no. 2 (June, 1922), p. 249. "The Mouth of Honey" is Part III of the novel, and the third installment as serialized in the magazine. Unlike some of the other illustrations Bellows did for …

Medium
Condition
Mounted to a support
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Initialed by the artist "GB" bottom center on image; Titled in pencil in bottom margin
Frame
Not included
George Wesley Bellows
American, 1882–1925
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Ashcan school member George Bellows painted observant, grittily realistic images of early 20th-century urbanity. Though trained in America, he was interested in European art and helped organize the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show. Bellows' portrayals of boxers and tenement dwellers were executed in a loose, somewhat impressionistic style, with bold brushstrokes, thick paint, and a muted color palette. He also painted members of his circle in portraits, as well as seascapes and landscapes of the Northeast. In his later works, Bellows explored more modern ideas of color and composition, before his unexpected death at the height of his prowess due to appendicitis complications.

The Mouth of Honey, 1922

Lithographic crayon and mixed media on paper mounted to paper
10 22/25 × 9 63/100 in
27.6 × 24.5 cm
.
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