Jun 25, 2004

The Pool Player

The Pool Player


George Bellows

(American, 1882-1925)


Platemark: 13 x 25.5 cm (5 1/8 x 10 1/16 in.); Sheet: 17.2 x 31.4 cm (6 3/4 x 12 3/8 in.)

Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1936.577

Catalogue raisonné: Mason 83



A single overhead light illuminates the pool player’s careful concentration and agile pose while casting two rapt companions in shadow. The figure on the left is believed to be Bellows’s self-portrait.

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PR - Lithograph
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