George Bellows (American, 1882-1925)
Legs of the Sea, 1921, edition of 53 (Mason, 85). Signed "Geo Bellows" in pencil l.r., initialed within the matrix, signed "Bolton Brown - imp -" in pencil l.l., titled in pencil l.c., identified on a label from H.V. Allison & Co., Inc., New York, affixed to the backing. Lithograph on paper, image size 8 5/8 x 10 3/4 in. (21.8 x 27.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Gentle rippling, foxing to corners u.l. and l.r., creases (primarily to margins), possible repairs at upper corners, not examined out of frame.
N.B. Also from the Bellows family summers in Rhode Island, the location is Third Beach in Newport.
There is a gently pressed crease that enters the image slightly to the right of the initials and a pressed crease that cuts across the corner of the image at the u.l. The repair u.r. just effects the corner of the image; the other repair does not. Although the work has not been removed from its frame, there are no additional visible issues to report.
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