George Bellows
1882-1925, American

Amour
1882-1925, American

This lithograph by George Bellows measures 17 3/4 x 14 inches and is house in a museum quality custom frame with a linen liner. Created in 1923 in an edition of 52, from the series "Men Like Gods," based on the novel by H.G. Wells. It is #158 in the Mason catalog. This image is printed by Bolton Brown with his signature on the lower left and is pencil signed and titled by Bellows and also plate signed. In 1904 George Bellows left his hometown in Ohio to study at the New York School of Art under Robert Henri, becoming involved with Henri's "The Eight" as well as the Ashcan School.

Painting

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Bend 2
1895-1961, American

Lithograph by Wilfred A. Readio measures 9 1/2 x 14 inches and is plate initialed, titled and numbered. Readio was a painter and lithographer known for his scenes of Pittsburgh, PA. and the American West. He was a Professor of Art at the Carnegie Institute of the Arts.

Drawing

Calais

Watercolor on paper, 5 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches, circa 1863, monogram lower left