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The Red Vine, Matinicus Island, Maine

Artist:
George Bellows (American, Columbus, Ohio 1882–1925 New York)
Date:
1916
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
22 x 28 1/4 in. (55.9 x 71.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of The Chester Dale Collection, 1954
Accession Number:
54.196.3
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left by Emma Story Bellows): Geo Bellows/ ESB
Frank B. Brandegee, New London, Conn. (in 1919); Chester Dale, New York (by 1929–54; his gift to MMA)

New York. Milch Art Gallery. "George Bellows," March 13–24, 1918, no. 20 (as "The Red Vine").

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection," October 10, 1943–unknown date, unnumbered cat. (as "The Red Vine," c. 1923).

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "George Bellows: A Retrospective Exhibition," January 19–February 24, 1957, no. 29 (as "The Red Vine," September 1916).

Columbus, Oh. Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. "Paintings by George Bellows," March 21–April 21, 1957, no. 35 (as "The Red Vine").

Southampton, N. Y. Parrish Art Museum. "Twentieth Century American Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 25–December 31, 1977, no. 5 (as "The Red Vine").

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. "La Peinture Américaine au 20e Siècle de la Collection du Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 28–August 23, 1978, no. 5 (as "La Vigne Rouge").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "14 Americans," July 16, 1990–January 2, 1991, unnum. checklist.

Tulsa, Okla. Philbrook Museum of Art. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 14–June 9, 1991, no. 18 (as "The Red Vine").

Miami. Center for the Fine Arts. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 29–August 24, 1991, no. 18.

Omaha. Joslyn Art Museum. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 14–November 10, 1991, no. 18.

Tampa Museum of Art. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," December 14, 1991–February 8, 1992, no. 18.

Greenville, S. C. Greenville County Museum of Art. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 17–May 10, 1992, no. 18.

Madison, Wisc. Madison Art Center. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 6–August 2, 1992, no. 18.

Grand Rapids, Mich. Grand Rapids Art Museum. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 11–November 8, 1992, no. 18.

Albany. New York State Museum. "Twentieth-Century American Landscapes from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 29–November 4, 2001, no catalogue.

Emma S. Bellows. The Paintings of George Bellows. New York, 1929, pl. 60, calls it "The Red Vine" and lists it in the Dale Collection, New York.

Peyton Boswell, Jr. George Bellows. New York, 1942, ill. p. 87.

George Bellows: A Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., Washington, D.C. National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1957, p. 18, no. 29, ill. p. 65.

Henry Geldzahler. American Painting in the Twentieth Century. New York, 1965, pp. 39–40, ill.

Helen A. Harrison. Twentieth Century American Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, N. Y., 1977, p. 14, no. 5, ill., notes that this work was painted in Camden, Maine where Bellows and his family spent the summer of 1916.

Helen A. Harrison in La Peinture Américaine au 20e Siècle de la Collection du Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. Brussels, 1978, unpaginated, no. 5, ill., reprints Ref. Harrison 1977.

Lowery Stokes Sims in The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art. Exh. cat., Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Okla. New York, 1991, pp. 63-65, no. 18, ill. p. 65 (color).

Michael Quick in The Paintings of George Bellows. Exh. cat., Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Tex. New York, 1992, p. 61, fig. 56, calls it "The Red Vine".

Sarah Cash in George Bellows. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Washington, D.C., 2012, p. 166, colorpl. 72.



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