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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.568
People
George Wesley Bellows, American (Columbus, OH 1882 - 1925 New York, NY)
Title
"Sweeney, The Idol of the Kids, Had Hit a Home Run"
Other Titles
Former Title: "Sweeny, The Idol of the Fans, Had Hit a Home Run"
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
19th-20th century
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black crayon (possibly lithographic crayon), black ink, and charcoal on cream wove paper, fixed or coated
Dimensions
33.1 x 44.6 cm (13 1/16 x 17 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, lower center: Geo Bellows
  • inscription: l.l., in image, black ink, in artist's hand: GB
  • inscription: verso, black ink: Sweeney was the idol of the kids / Sweeney the idol of the kids had hit a home run
Provenance
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, New York, bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.568
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 138, ill.

The Drawings of George Bellows, Borden Publishing Company (Alhambra, CA, 1973), repr (n.p.)

John Bowman and Joel Zoss, Diamonds in the Rough: The Untold History of Baseball, MacMillan (New York, NY, 1989), repr. in b/w p. 240

Exhibition History

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

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