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George Wesley Bellows

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
Sold
5,000 USD
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Description

  • George Wesley Bellows
  • Old Billiard Player (M. 84)

  • lithograph
  • Sheet 275 by 223 mm 10 3/4 by 8 3/4 in
Lithograph, 1921, titled in pencil by the artist, inscribed 'Bolton Brown imp' by the printer, and bearing the artist's name in pencil, on wove paper, framed

Provenance

Ex coll. William Gerhard Mennen and thence by descent to the current owner

Catalogue Note

Irene Mennen Hunter, a noted philanthropist and patron of the performing arts, inherited the prints from her father, William Gerhard  Mennen (1884-1968).  William was the son of Gerhard Heinrich Mennen  (1856-1902), the founder of Mennen & Co. The company, founded in 1878 most famously produced Speed Stick and Teen Spirit deodorants.

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