The Law is Too Slow



Signed and titled in pencil by the artist, and signed by his printer, Bolton Brown

Annotated: "(2)" in front of Bolton Brown signature

Edition: 26

"The Law is Too Slow" was used in the May, 1923 "Century" magazine to illustrate Mary Johnston's story "Nemesis."

This appears to be an unrecorded first state trial proof before changes to the crowd in the upper right and the shading above them. The "(2)" in front of Bolton Brown's signature suggests that this may be the second proof pulled.

Provenance Providence Health Foundation, Washington, D. C.
Private Collection, Bethesda, MD
H. V. Allison, Co., New York, NY

Bibliography Lauris Mason; assisted by Joan Ludman, The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonne (New York: KTO Press, 1977), 147.

Jane Myers and Linda Ayres, George Bellows: The Artist and His Lithographs 1916-1924 (Ft. Worth, TX: Amon Carter Museum, 1988), 108.

A wonderfully luminous impression.

Sheet: 25 7/8 x 19 1/4"
Image: 17 7/8 x 14 1/2"