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The artist [1882-1925]; by inheritance to his wife, Emma S. Bellows [1884-1959]; her estate; purchased July 1969 through (H.V. Allison & Co., New York) by Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1983 to NGA.

Associated Names

Mellon, Paul

Exhibition History

George Bellows, H.V. Allison & Co., New York, 1969, no. 7, cover repro.
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1986, unnumbered checklist, repro.
Sport in Art from American Museums, The National Art Museum of Sport [inaugural exhibition], Indianapolis; Phoenix Art Museum; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, 1991-1992, no. 36, repro.
George Bellows in Newport and Beyond, Newport Art Museum, 2000.
George Bellows, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2012-2013, pl. 45 (shown only in New York).


Braider, Donald. George Bellows and the Ashcan School of Painting. New York, 1971: 121.
Young, Mahonri Sharp. The Eight. New York, 1973: 126, color pl. 53.
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 20, repro.
Rhodes, Reilly, ed. Sport in Art from American Museums. Exh. cat. The National Museum of Sport, New York, 1991: no. 36.
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 32, repro.
Clark, Carol, and Allen Guttmann. "Artists and Athletes." Journal of Sports History 22 (Summer 1995): 105-107, repro.
Peck, Glenn C. "Bellows and the Casino at Newport," George Bellows' Catalogue Raisonné. H.V. Allison & Co., 2009. Online resource, URL: Accessed 16 August 2016.

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