Lot 31
  • 31

George Bellows 1882-1925

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  • George Bellows
  • The Studio
  • signed Geo. Bellows, l.r.
  • oil on canvas


Emma S. Bellows, New York
C. Ruxton Love, Jr., New York
Frank Hathaway, Los Angeles Athletic Club, Los Angeles, California
Gerald P. Peters, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Acquired from the above, 1985


New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Exhibition of Paintings by George Bellows, March-April 1919, no. 14
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 116th Annual Exhibition, February-March 1921, no. 294
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Bellows Memorial Exhibition, October-November 1925, no. 32, p. 27, illustrated p. 68
New York, The Gallery of Modern Art, George Bellows: Paintings, Drawings, Lithographs, March-May 1966, no. 49, p. 44, illustrated p. 31
New York, Wildenstein & Company, Three Hundred Years of New York City Families: A Loan Exhibition of Conversation Pieces for the Benefit of the City of New York, 1966
New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, George Bellows (1882-1925), 1971, no. 11, illustrated
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Fort Worth, Texas, Amon Carter Museum, American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885-1915, May-October 1994, no. 8, pp. 43, 46, 48, 365, illustrated in color p. 47, fig. 38


Estelle H. Ries, "The Relation of Art to Everyday Things: An Interview with George Bellows on How Art Affects the General Wayfarer," Arts & Decoration, July 1921, illustrated p. 158
Emma S. Bellows, The Paintings of George Bellows, New York, 1929, illustrated pl. 82
George Eggers, George Bellows, New York, 1931, p. 50
Charles H. Morgan, George Bellows: Painter of America, New York, 1965, illustrated p. 347
Donald Braider, George Bellows and the Ashcan School of Painting, New York, p. 119
Mahonri Sharp Young, The Paintings of George Bellows, New York, 1973, p. 118, illustrated in color p. 119, pl. 49
Eleanor Tufts, "Realism Revisited," Arts Magazine, February 1983, pp. 105-113, illustrated
The Paintings of George Bellows, Fort Worth, Texas, Amon Carter Museum, 1992, pp. 66, 171, 172, 173, illustrated p. 170, fig. 1
George Bellows (1882-1925): Lithographs from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Rifkin, New York, Adelson Galleries, 1999, p. 28

Catalogue Note

The Bellows family lived for many years in a townhouse at 146 East 19th Street.  The present painting depicts a Christmastime gathering in the artist's third floor studio.  Bellows had done a small drawing of this scene as a Christmas card in 1916, which he also had printed as a lithograph.  Painted in 1919, The Studio represents the same scene of Bellows at his easel with his wife, Emma Story, posing for him.  Their daughters Anne and Jean play in the foreground beside the Christmas tree and Bellows' mother-in-law, Mrs. Story, and the family maid, Mabel, appear at the telephone in the background.  The figure on the landing above is probably George Miller, the printer who produced Bellows' lithographs.