Sep 19, 2017 - Sale 2454

Sale 2454 - Lot 140

Price Realized: $ 8,750
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Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
GEORGE BELLOWS
Introducing Georges Carpentier.

Lithograph on thin, cream wove paper, 1921. 368x530 mm; 14 1/2x20 7/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 50. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin, and signed and inscribed "imp." by the printer, Bolton Brown, in pencil, lower left. A superb, richly-inked impression of this large, scarce lithograph.

According to Mason, the Carpentier-Dempsey fight, the prelude to which is cap
tured by Bellows in this lithograph, "Was the first million-dollar gate--more than 80,000 spectators--at Boyle's Thirty Acres in Jersey City on July 2, 1921." Mason 98....