Hail to Peace, Christmas 1918, (Hail to Peace) [Unrecorded state]
(1918) Lithograph Print
5-1/4 x 4 inches
13.3 x 10.3 cm
Image: 4-1/2 x 3-1/4"
Mat: 14 x 11"
Lauris Mason, author of the Bellows catalogue Raisonné, describes this image as Bellows' "euphoric tribute to the armistice" (p. 112)
In this, an unrecorded state, the darkened eye of the Red Cross nurse has been lightened and appears more as it does in the first state.
Signed by the artist's daughter,
Jean Bellows Booth (JBB)
Bibliography: Lauris Mason; assisted by Joan Ludman, The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonné (New York: KTO Press, 1977), 68
Jane Myers and Linda Ayres, George Bellows: The Artist and His Lithographs 1916-1924 (Ft. Worth, TX: Amon Carter Museum, 1988), p. 69 footnote 1, 179
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