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Jean with Blue Book and Apple

Artist:
George Bellows (American, Columbus, Ohio 1882–1925 New York)
Date:
1916
Medium:
Oil on plywood
Dimensions:
21 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (54.6 x 44.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Edward Joseph Gallagher III Memorial Collection, Gift of Edward Joseph Gallagher, Jr., 1957
Accession Number:
57.8
Not on view
the artist, New York (1916–d. 1925); his widow, Emma S. Bellows, New York (from 1925); [Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York]; Mr. and Mrs. Lesley Sheafer, New York (by 1929 – at least 1948); [Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York]; Edward Joseph Gallagher Jr., Baltimore (1953–57; his gift to MMA)

New York. Mrs. H. P. Whitney's Studio. "To Whom Shall I Go For My Portrait?," December 4–18, 1916, no. 14 (as "Jean").

Montclair, N. J. Montclair Art Museum. "Presenting Children in Painting and Sculpture," January 5–February 4, 1917, brochure no. 6 (as "Jean").

Newport, R. I. Art Association of Newport. "Exhibition of Paintings by George Bellows, Arthur B. Davies and W. Glackens," September 4–18, 1917, no. 7 (as "Jean").

New York. Milch Art Gallery. "George Bellows," March 13–24, 1918, no. 12.

New York. Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery. "Exhibition by George Bellows: Paintings, Drawings, Lithographs," January 2–21, 1928, no. 10 (as "Jean").

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "George Bellows: A Retrospective Exhibition," January 19–February 24, 1957, no. 30 (lent by Edward J. Gallagher, Jr., dated October 1916).

Columbus, Oh. Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. "Paintings by George Bellows," March 21–April 21, 1957, no. 36 (lent by Edward J. Gallagher, Jr., in memory of Edward Joseph Gallagher, III).

Yonkers. Hudson River Museum. "American Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum," October 24–December 6, 1970, checklist no. 4.

Macon, Ga. Museum of Arts and Sciences. "George Bellows: The Personal Side," March 16–May 6, 1984, unnumbered cat. (fig. 11).

New York. Berry-Hill Galleries. "Ashcan Kids: Children in the Art of Henri, Luks, Glackens, Bellows & Sloan," December 2, 1998–January 16, 1999, unnumbered cat. (fig. 49).

"Seen in Galleries Where Art Reigns." Brooklyn Daily Eagle (December 10, 1916), ill. p. 34.

"George Bellows in An Unfamiliar Vein." Brooklyn Daily Eagle (January 8, 1928), p. 58.

Emma S. Bellows. The Paintings of George Bellows. New York, 1929, pl. 63, lists it in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lesley Sheafer, New York.

"The Portraits of George Bellows' Daughter." Life 11 (October 6, 1941), p. 76, ill.

Peyton Boswell, Jr. George Bellows. New York, 1942, ill. p. 66, lists it in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lesley G. Sheafer, New York.

Frank Seiberling, Jr. "George Bellows, 1882-1925, His Life and Development as an Artist." PhD diss., University of Chicago, 1948, pp. 105-6, calls it "Jean with Blue Book and Red Apple" and locates it in the collection of Lesley G. Sheafer, New York.

George Bellows: A Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat., Washington, D.C. National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1957, p. 18, no. 30, ill. p. 64, dates it October 1916.

Harold Spencer. "Criehaven: A Bellows Pastoral." William Benton Museum of Art Bulletin 1, no. 5 (1977), p.36 n6, erroneously locates it in a private collection still.

Patricia Phagan. George Bellows: The Personal Side. Exh. cat., Museum of Arts and Sciences. Macon, Ga., 1984, pp. 10–11, fig. 11.

Jane Myers in The Paintings of George Bellows. Exh. cat., Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Tex. New York, 1992, p. 213, fig. 39.

Bruce Weber. Ashcan Kids: Children in the Art of Henri, Luks, Glackens, Bellows & Sloan. Exh. cat., Berry-Hill Galleries. New York, 1998, p. 23, fig. 49 (color).



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