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Dance at Insane Asylum

A work made of charcoal, with stumping, pen and black ink, brown crayon, and touches of white chalk on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of charcoal, with stumping, pen and black ink, brown crayon, and touches of white chalk on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1907

Artist:

George Wesley Bellows
American, 1882-1925

About this artwork

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, George Bellows studied at the New York School of Art, along with Edward Hopper and Rockwell Kent. He became one of the leading realist painters of his time and was also a masterful draftsman. His energetic drawings and lithographs—often rendered on a large scale, as in the examples shown here—suggest a spontaneous approach, though they also reveal his dedication to theoretical studies of proportion. This haunting yet spirited mixed-media drawing served as a study for the lithograph Dance in a Madhouse, created some 10 yeas later.

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Artist

George Wesley Bellows

Title

Dance at Insane Asylum

Origin

United States

Date

1907

Medium

Charcoal, with stumping, pen and black ink, brown crayon, and touches of white chalk on ivory wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed lower right: "Geo Bellows"; inscribed lower left, in ink: "Dance at Insane Asylum"

Dimensions

480 x 630 mm

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1936.223

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