Hail to Peace, Christmas 1918, First State (Hail to Peace)
Signed by the artist's daughter Jean Bellows Booth (JBB)
Edition: 100 (all states)
From the War Series
Lauris Mason, author of the Bellows catalogue raisonne, describes this image as Bellows' "euphoric tribute to the armistice" (p. 112).
Provenance The Bellows Family Trust
Lauris Mason; assisted by Joan Ludman, The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonne (New York: KTO Press, 1977), 68.
Jane Myers and Linda Ayres, George Bellows: The Artist and His Lithographs 1916-1924 (Ft. Worth, TX: Amon Carter Museum, 1988), p. 69, footnote 1.
Lauris Mason assisted by Joan Ludman, The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonne, Revised edition (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1992), 68 i/II.
Image: 4 1/2 x 3 1/4"