Four Friends (First Stone)
Signed by the artist's daughter, Jean Bellows Booth (JBB)
Annotated: "1st pull BB four friends."
Edition 17, very rare
Depicts friends and fellow artists (left to right): Leon Kroll (1884-1974); Bellows himself; Eugene Speicher (1883-1962); and Robert Henri (1865-1929) at Henri's studio at 10 Gramercy Park, NYC.
Provenance Collection Arthur A. Anderson
Exhibition On loan to the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Paultz, NY 2006-2008.
Lauris Mason assisted by Joan Ludman, The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonne, Revised edition (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1992), 100.
Jane Myers and Linda Ayres, George Bellows: The Artist and His Lithographs 1916-1924 (Ft. Worth, TX: Amon Carter Museum, 1988), 182.
Sheet: 12 3/4 x 9 7/8"
Plate: 10 x 7 1/4"