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Inscription

lower left: Geo. Bellows; reverse in black crayon, "McCormick" in a hand other than the artist: Portrait Florence Davey McCormick / Geo Bellows / 146 E 19 St / New York.

Provenance

The artist [1882-1925]; presented 1922 to the sitter's first husband, Randall Davey [1887-1964], until 1930;[1] Florence Sittenham Davey (1888-1979, later Mrs. Cyrus Hall McCormick III); bequest 1979 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1914
Paintings by George Bellows, Art Institute of Chicago, 1914-1915, no. 25, as Portrait: Mrs. Randall Davey.
1915
Exhibition of Paintings By George Bellows, Detroit Museum of Art, January 1915, no. 24, as Portrait: Mrs. Randall Davey.
1915
Exhibition of Paintings by George Bellows, Worcester Art Museum, September 1915, no. 9, as Portrait of Mrs. Randall Davey.
1915
[Paintings by George Bellows], Hackley Art Gallery, Muskegon, Michigan, June-August 1915, no cat.
1915
Paintings by George Bellows, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, May 1915, no. 47, as Portrait of Mrs. Randall Davey.
1915
Paintings by George Bellows, N.A., Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, Exposition Park, February 1915, no. 26, as Portrait of Mrs. Randall Davey.
1915
Paintings by George Bellows, N.A., San Francisco Institute of Art, March 1915, no. 26, as Portrait of Mrs. Randall Davey.
1915
Special Exhibition of Paintings by Mr. George Bellows, Cincinnati Museum, October 1915, no. 23, as Mrs. Randall Davey.
1916
Exhibition of Oil Paintings by George W. Bellows, N.A. and Clarence K. Chatterton, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1916, no. 7, as Mrs. Davey.
Bibliography
n.d.
Peck, Glenn C. George Bellows' Catalogue Raisonné. H.V. Allison & Co. URL: http://www.hvallison.com. Accessed 16 August 2016.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 27, repro.
1981
Southgate, M. Therese. "The Cover: George Bellows: Florence Davey." Journal of the American Medical Association 246, no. 11 (11 September 1981): cover repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 30, 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: 194-195, fig. 22.