Four Friends (Second Stone)
Signed in pencil by the artist's daughter, Jean Bellows Booth (J.B.B.)
Edition: 13, very rare
Depicts the artist with his friends and fellow artists (left to right): Leon Kroll (1884-1974), Bellows, Eugene Speicher (1883-1962), and Robert Henri (1865-1929).
Provenance Bellows Family Trust
Lauris Mason; assisted by Joan Ludman, The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonne (New York: KTO Press, 1977), 100 first state.
Jane Myers and Linda Ayres, George Bellows: The Artist and His Lithographs 1916-1924 (Ft. Worth, TX: Amon Carter Museum, 1988), 182 as second state, following the version with a full room interior background (see p. 182).
Lauris Mason assisted by Joan Ludman, The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonne, Revised edition (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1992), 100 second state.
A very rich impression. Repaired void in the paper directly above Speicher's head.
Sheet: 13 1/8 x 10 3/8"
Image: 9 x 6 3/4"
Mat: 20 x 16"