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Emma in the Black Print

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Although George Bellows is best-known for his depictions of urban street views and intensely physical prizefighting bouts, he also painted some one hundred forty portraits throughout his career. Among the most successful were his portrayals of family members, especially of his wife Emma and...

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Inscription

Lower right: Geo Bellows

Provenance

The artist; with Frank K. M. Rehn, New York; to John T. Spaulding, Boston, 1923; to MFA, 1948, bequest of John T. Spaulding.

Credit Line

Bequest of John T. Spaulding

1919

Dimensions

101.92 x 81.91 cm (40 1/8 x 32 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

48.518

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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