Lot 379: GEORGE BELLOWS Introducing George Carpentier.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Introducing George 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 captured 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.