George Bellows (American, Columbus, Ohio 1882–1925 New York)
Oil on lumbercore panel
22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Raymond J. Horowitz, 1974
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 M. Knoedler and Co., Inc. "American Paintings 1750–1950," May 20–June 20, 1969, no catalogue (unpublished checklist no. 90; as "Ox Team").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, no catalogue.
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 inThe Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art. Exh. cat., American Federation of Arts. New York, 1991, p. 64, fig. 8, calls it "Ox Team, Matinicus".
Michael Quick inThe Paintings of George Bellows. Exh. cat., Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Tex. New York, 1992, pp. 58, 61.
Franklin Kelly inThe 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 inThe 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 inGeorge Bellows. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Washington, D.C., 2012, pp. 166, 323 n. 52, colorpl. 71.