View full screen - View 1 of Lot 12. GEORGE WESLEY BELLOWS | MILL DAM.



150,000 - 250,000 USD




150,000 - 250,000 USD


1882 - 1925


oil on canvas

16 ⅝ by 24 ⅛ inches (42.2 by 61.3 cm)

Framed: 21 ¼ by 28 ¾ inches (54 by 73 cm)

Painted in 1924.

This work is included in the online version of the artist's catalogue raisonné available at and will be included in the publication being prepared by Glenn C. Peck.

The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., New York, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's:

This work is in excellent condition. The canvas remains stretched on its original stretcher. The tacking edges are intact. There are no cracks to the surface. The paint layer is clean and lightly varnished. There are no retouches. The work should be hung in its current state.

The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

The artist

Estate of the above, 1925

Emma Story Bellows (his wife)

Estate of the above, 1959

H.V. Allison & Co., New York

Mrs. Harold Rifkin, Riverdale, New York, 1967 (acquired from the above)

Senator William Benton, Connecticut

Louise Benton Wagner (his daughter), Connecticut, 1973 (by descent)

Louise Benton Wagner Trust (by descent; sold: Christie's, New York, May 25, 2000, lot 70)

Private collection (acquired at the above sale; sold: Christie's, New York, November 19, 2015, lot 50)

Acquired by the present owner at the above sale

New York, H.V. Allison & Co., Inc., George Bellows, May 1967, no. 9

Storrs, Connecticut, University of Connecticut, William Benton Museum of Art (on extended loan)

Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Museum of Art; Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Museum; Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines Art Center; Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Art Museum, George Wesley Bellows: Paintings, Drawings and Prints, April-December 1979, no. 53, p. 64, illustrated