GEORGE BELLOWS (AMERICAN 1882-1925). THE WATERMELON MAN, 1906.

Est. $12,000-$16,000

Sold: $67,200 ($56,000)

Crayon, charcoal, pen and ink with spray varnish on paper, 14 x 17 inches. Signed in ink “Geo. Bellows” l.l.

Literature: Published in “The Craftsman” Vol. 17, February 1910, p. 596; Illustrated as the frontispiece and discussed in Marianne Doezema, “George Bellows and Urban America,” Yale University, 1992, pp. iii, 134, no. 56; also illustrated and listed in Doezema, “Tenement Life: Cliff Dwellers, 1906-1913” in the exhibition catalog for “George Bellows,” National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2012, p. 50, fig. 4.Exhibition: One of eight drawings, four of urban life, exhibited by Bellows in the Independent Artists’ Exhibition organized by Robert Henri at 29 W. 35th St., New York, N.Y., April 1910.