Polo Sketch

Lithograph on thin white China paper


Signed by the artist and by his printer, Bolton Brown

Edition: 20
Extremely rare: one of only three impressions still in private hands.
Related to three of Bellows' paintings: "The Polo Game" (1910), Private Collection, Houston; "Polo at Lakewood" (1910), Columbus Museum of Art, and "Crowd at the Polo Game\" (ex coll.: John Hay Whitney, Museum of Modern Art, NY), sold at Sotheby's in 1999 to Bill Gates for $67 million.

Provenance Marie Sterner Gallery (label verso)
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY (label verso)
Private Collection, Gaithersburg, MD

Bibliography Jane Myers and Linda Ayres, George Bellows: The Artist and His Lithographs 1916-1924 (Ft. Worth, TX: Amon Carter Museum, 1988), 70.

Lauris Mason; assisted by Joan Ludman, The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonne (New York: KTO Press, 1977), 87.

Sheet: 8 7/8 x 11"
Image: 8 1/2 x 10 1/8"
Frame: 16 3/4 x 18 7/8"