Dance in a Madhouse
Signed and titled in pencil by the artist
Numbered "77" lower left below image
Edition: At least 77, based on the number on an impression in the collection of the Bellows Family Trust
Bellows first drew this subject in 1907. It is based on his own visits to the State Hospital at Columbus, Ohio, in the company of his friend, the superintendent. Bellows knew the dancers and their idiosyncrasies personally, and had great compassion for them.
Provenance Collection of the artist's daughter, Jean Bellows Booth
Lauris Mason; assisted by Joan Ludman, The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonne (New York: KTO Press, 1977), 49.
Jane Myers and Linda Ayres, George Bellows: The Artist and His Lithographs 1916-1924 (Ft. Worth, TX: Amon Carter Museum, 1988), 27 and p. 173.
Sheet: 23 x 30 3/8"
Image: 18 1/2 x 24 1/2"
Mat: 25 x 31"