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lower right: Geo Bellows.

Provenance

The artist [1882-1925]; by inheritance to his wife, Emma S. Bellows [1884-1959]; her estate; purchased July 1961 through (H.V. Allison & Co., New York) by Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1983 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1924
Special Exhibition of Paintings by George Bellows, Leon Kroll, Eugene F. Savage, Walter Ufer, Paul Bartlett, Edgar S. Cameron, H. Aimard Oberteuffer, and George Oberteuffer, Art Institute of Chicago, 1924-1925, no. 16, as Venus.
1925
Bellows Exhibition, Durand-Ruel Galleries, February 1925, no. 3, as Nude.
1925
Exhibition of Paintings by George Bellows, Charles Hopkinson, Eugene Speicer, Boston Art Club, March 1925, no. 3, as Nude.
1925
Exhibition of Paintings by George Bellows, Charles Hopkinson, Robert Henri, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, April 1925, no. 3, as Nude.
1925
Exhibition of Paintings by George Bellows, Worcester Art Museum, February-March 1925, no. 11, as Nude.
1925
Memorial Exhibition of the Work of George Bellows, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October-November 1925, no. 59, repro., as Venus.
1958
George Bellows, H.V. Allison & Co., New York, 1958, no. 14.
1961
George Bellows, H.V. Allison & Co., New York, May 1961, no. 15, cover repro.
1961
The Nude in American Painting, Brooklyn Museum, October-November 1961, no. 34.
2012
George Bellows, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2012-2013, pl. 148 (shown only in New York).
Bibliography
n.d.
Peck, Glenn C. George Bellows' Catalogue Raisonné. H.V. Allison & Co. URL: http://www.hvallison.com. Accessed 16 August 2016.
1929
Bellows, Emma Louise Story. The Paintings of George Bellows. New York, 1929: 138, as Venus.
1965
Morgan, Charles H. George Bellows. Painter of America. New York, 1965: 278.
1971
Braider, Donald. George Bellows and the Ashcan School of Painting. New York, 1971: 140.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 32, repro.
1992
Quick, Michael, Jane Myers, Marianne Doezema, and Franklin Kelly. The Paintings of George Bellows. Exh. cat. Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, 1992-1993. New York, 1992: 87, fig. 88.