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Collection Online as of February 22, 2024

The Tournament

The Tournament

1920
(American, 1882–1925)
Image: 37.7 x 46.2 cm (14 13/16 x 18 3/16 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Mason 72
Location: not on view

Description

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.
  • The George Wesley Bellows Memorial Exhibition. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 16-March 22, 1926).
    George Bellows Prints: Centennial Exhibition. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 7-October 31, 1982).
    Stag at Sharkey’s: George Bellows and the Art of Sports. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 14-September 18, 2016).
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH (05/14/2016-09/18/2016): “Stag at Sharkey’s: George Bellows and the Art of Sports”
  • {{cite web|title=The Tournament|url=false|author=George Bellows|year=1920|access-date=22 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1936.613