Murder of Edith Cavell
(1918) Lithograph Print
25 x 31-7/8inches
63.5 x 81 cm.
Image: 18-3/4 x 24-3/4"
From the War Series
British Red Cross nurse Edith Cavell was found guilty of helping wounded Allied soldiers to escape and was executed by firing squad October 12, 1915, despite international protest.
The final image was reproduced in "Everybody's Magazine," October, 1918, and in "Vanity Fair" magazine, November, 1918.
Signed by the artist's daughter, Jean Bellows Booth (JBB)
Annotated in pencil lower left: "No. 4" or "No. 9" (the figure has been partially erased) with an "X" over it, suggesting that this may be a first state working proof.
Bibliography: Lauris Mason; assisted by Joan Ludman, The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonne (New York: KTO Press, 1977), 53.
Jane Myers and Linda Ayres, George Bellows: The Artist and His Lithographs 1916-1924 (Ft. Worth, TX: Amon Carter Museum, 1988), 178
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