Apr 24, 2013

The Tournament

The Tournament


George Bellows

(American, 1882-1925)


Image: 37.7 x 46.2 cm (14 13/16 x 18 3/16 in.)

Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1936.613

Catalogue raisonné: Mason 72



In his youth, Bellows loved to play baseball and basketball, but as he aged his preference for physical recreation shifted to tennis, a sport deemed particularly apt for a gentleman of his increased social standing. Indeed, a degree of prestige accompanied tennis during the early 20th century, as it was typically played at exclusive private clubs.

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