George Bellows Both Members Of The Club 1909 Print 11 X 14 Fight Boxing


George Bellows Both Members Of The Club 1909 Print 11 X 14 Fight Boxing

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

George Bellows Both Members Of The Club 1909 Print 11 X 14 Fight Boxing:
$5


This is a Reproduction Print 11” x 14” of

BOTH MEMBERS OF THE CLUB (1909)

by George Bellows

Below the print is written:

No.775 / George Bellows, 1882-1925/ Both Members of the Club, (1909) / canvas / 1.150 x 1.605 m

(45 1/4 X 63 1/8 in.) / Gift of Chester Dale / National Gallery of Art, Washington

* Reproduction image size is 8 ½” x 11 ¾”

* On heavy shiny stock paper.

CONDITION: “EXCELLENT” condition with tiny creases along side edges, Paper is slightly off-white - 11” x 14”, no tears/spots (See photos)

GEORGE BELLOWS

Throughout his childhood in Columbus, Ohio, George Bellows divided much of his time between sports and art. While attending Ohio State University, he created illustrations for the school yearbook and played varsity baseball and basketball. After college Bellows rejected an offer for a professional athletic career with the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, instead pursuing a career as an artist.

BOTH MEMBERS OF THE CLUB

A robust and vigorous man, George Bellows played semiprofessional baseball before moving to New York City to study art under Robert Henri. There, Bellows found that corruption had made public boxing illegal. Private sport clubs managed to circumvent the law, but they also barred the fighters, who were deemed socially unacceptable, from joining. The title of Both Members of This Club refers to the practice of granting “membership” to boxers only for the duration of their bouts. Bellows indicated his low opinion of the elitist crowd by converting them into grotesque caricatures roaring approval of the bloodshed. Creating a sense of immediacy, three rows of spectators block off our view, and the ringside ropes loom overhead.

The location is Tom Sharkey's Athletic Club. (Sharkey's is also the setting for Bellows' Club Night of 1907 in the National Gallery, the first of his six oil paintings of boxing matches.) The black contestant is Joe Gans, lightweight champion for eight years. Gans' famous “right punch after blocking a lead” may have led Bellows to record that maneuver for its own sake.

Shipped Flat in plastic bag inside cardboard-backed envelope

Satisfaction guaranteed. If you are not satisfied with the item, ship back the item and we will give you a refund of your original payment. However, please email us before return. Thank you!

Shipping discount for purchasing more than one item from our site.

Please wait for invoice for the discount.

Please Email for questions. Thank you for visiting!

“O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have prepared to build you a house for your holy name is from Your hand, and is all Your own.”

1 Chronicles 29:16 (New King James Version)

Posted with Mobile


George Bellows Both Members Of The Club 1909 Print 11 X 14 Fight Boxing:
$5

Buy Now



Juniors Tank Top: Batman Vs. Superman- Trinity Color Collage, X picture
Juniors Tank Top: Batman Vs. Superman- Trinity Color Collage, X


Juniors Tank Top: Batman Vs. Superman- Stormy Fight Juniors (slim) T-shirt, X picture
Juniors Tank Top: Batman Vs. Superman- Stormy Fight Juniors (slim) T-shirt, X


Youth Hoodie: Batman Vs. Superman- Silhouette Knight , Yl - Black picture
Youth Hoodie: Batman Vs. Superman- Silhouette Knight , Yl - Black


Hoodie: Batman Vs. Superman- Batmobile , Xxxl - Black picture
Hoodie: Batman Vs. Superman- Batmobile , Xxxl - Black


Hoodie: Batman Vs. Superman- Showdown In Gotham , Xl - Athletic Heather picture
Hoodie: Batman Vs. Superman- Showdown In Gotham , Xl - Athletic Heather


Hoodie: Batman Vs. Superman- Stormy Fight , Xl - Black picture
Hoodie: Batman Vs. Superman- Stormy Fight , Xl - Black