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A Stag at Sharkey's

George Wesley Bellows, American, (August 12, 1882–January 8, 1925)

Creation date: 1917
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Lithograph
Medium and Support: Lithograph
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds from the Helen M. Towle Bequest
Accession Number: 1940.65
State/Province: New York
Dimensions: 18 3/4 in. x 24 in. (47.63 cm x 60.96 cm)

Provenance

E.H. Furman, Los Angeles, California ( - August 2, 1940)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (August 2, 1940 - )

Label Copy

October 18, 2014
Anita Feldman, Deputy Director Collections & Exhibitions
George Wesley Bellows
American • 1882–1925
A Stag at Sharkey’s
Lithograph • 1917
This lithograph is based on Bellows’s famous 1909 painting Stag at Sharkeys which he painted at a time when staging public prizefights for a fee was illegal in New York. Fight promoters skirted the law by presenting bouts at private clubs such as the Sharkey Athletic Club, which was located across Broadway from Bellows’s studio. Bellows, who was an avid fan of boxing, visited the theme many times in both paintings and prints, allowing him to create dynamic compositions and explore his interest in depicting urban realism.
Museum purchase with funds from the Helen M. Towle Bequest
1940.65
Last Updated: 10/20/2014

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

The Art of the Print San Diego Museum of Art , 10/26/1991 - 1/5/1992

An American Pulse: The Lithographs of George Wesley Bellows San Diego Museum of Art , 1/30/1999 - 4/18/1999

Look.React.Engage: The Art of Collecting at Two San Diego Museums California Center for the Arts, Escondido , 1/26/2003 - 4/20/2003

American Visions: Place and Identity The San Diego Museum of Art , 10/18/2014 - 3/17/2015

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Mr. D. Scott Atkinson and Charlene S. Engel. An American Pulse: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1999
Page Number: 16, 83, 85, Figure Number: 20

Dr. Malcolm Warner. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 222, 232, 233, Figure Number: 233

Mr. Reginald Poland. A Catalogue of European Paintings, 1300-1870 San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1947

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 15

Dr. Don Bacigalupi and Ms. Rachel Evans. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 13

Mr. D. Scott Atkinson. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 190, Figure Number: 190

Marks

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Signature, Lower right:

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