Introductions By

Available at Harris Schrank Fine Prints (IFPDA)

  • Date: 1921
  • Type: Prints
  • Edition size: 57
  • Image size: 8 1/2 x 7 inches
  • Sheet size: 10 1/2 x 8 15/16 inches
  • Signed: Mason 97
  • Condition: Signed

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George Bellows (1882-1925), Introductions, lithograph, 1921, signed in pencil lower right, also signed by the printer Bolton Brown lower left and annotated “imp.” Reference: Mason 97, only state, from the edition of 57. In very good condition, 8 1/2 x 7, the sheet 10 1/2 x 8 15/16 inches. A very fine impression, printed on very thin laid paper. Introductions is more successful aesthetically than the larger earlier version of the same subject matter (Introducing the Champion, M. 26). Here the figures are larger relative to the entire composition; the focus of course is on the champion and the announcer introducing him, as the challenger is being given some last minute advice by his manager in the background left. The noisy crowd, just outside the ring, cheers the fighters. The excitement is palpable.