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Ox Team, Wharf at Matinicus

Artist:
George Bellows (American, Columbus, Ohio 1882–1925 New York)
Date:
1916
Medium:
Oil on lumbercore panel
Dimensions:
22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Margaret and Raymond J. Horowitz, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.352
Not on view
the artist, New York (1916–d. 1925); his widow, Emma S. Bellows, New York (1925–48; sold on January 6, 1948, for $3,600, through H. V. Allison & Co., New York, to Sessler); [Charles Sessler, Philadelphia, 1948]; Bryant Langston, Woodbury, N. Y. (1948–d. 1969); his daughter, Priscilla Langston Durrell, Hyannis, Mass. (1969–70; sold in September 1970, for $7,500, through M. Knoedler & Co., New York, to Horowitz); Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz, New York (1970–74; their gift to MMA)

New York. H. V. Allison & Co. "George Bellows," November 11–December 20, 1947, unnum. brochure (as "Ox Team").

New York. M. Knoedler and Co., Inc. "American Paintings 1750–1950," May 20–June 20, 1969, no catalogue (unpublished checklist no. 90; as "Ox Team").

Staten Island Museum. "20th Century American Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 9–28, 1978, brochure no. 2 (as "Ox Team, Matinicus").

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

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The Paintings of George Bellows," February 16–May 10, 1992, unnumbered cat. (p. 162).

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "The Paintings of George Bellows," June 5–August 30, 1992, unnumbered cat.

Orlando, Fla. Mennello Museum of American Art. "The Paintings of George Bellows," November 2, 2007–February 24, 2008, unnumbered cat. (p. 25).

Lowery Stokes Sims in The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art. Exh. cat., Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Okla. New York, 1991, p. 64, fig. 8, calls it "Ox Team, Matinicus".

Michael Quick in The Paintings of George Bellows. Exh. cat., Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Tex. New York, 1992, pp. 58, 61.

Franklin Kelly in The Paintings of George Bellows. Exh. cat., Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Tex. New York, 1992, p. 162, fig. 36 (color).

Joyce Carol Oates. George Bellows: American Artist. Hopewell, N.J., 1995, pp. 37-39, compares the figures depicted in this painting to those in Brueghel's paintings and D. H. Lawrence's fiction.

Glenn Peck in The Paintings of George Bellows. Exh. cat., Mennello Museum of American Art. Orlando, Fla., 2007, p. 28, ill. p. 25 (color), calls it "Ox Team, Matinicus, Maine" (p. 28) and "Ox Team, Matinicus Island," (pp. 24, 60).

M. Therese Southgate, MD. The Art of JAMA III: Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. New York, 2011, p. 154, ill. p. 155 (color).

Sarah Cash in George Bellows. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Washington, D.C., 2012, pp. 166, 323 n. 52, colorpl. 71.



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