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The Hold Up, First State

Date 1921
Technique Lithograph
Price $7,500.00
Exhibitor Thomas French Fine Art LLC
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The Hold Up, First State

Lithograph, 1921

Signed in pencil by the artist lower right

Titled "Hold Up" by the artist in pencil.

Signed by the printer Bolton Brown lower left.

Edition: 42 in this state

Image: 11 x 8 1/2 inches

Note: In The Hold Up, second state (dark version) there are an additional 29 impressions

When exhibited at Frederick Keppel & Company, the New York Times reviewer comments this was a "subject interpreted in the spirit of Dickens. With a hint of melodrama, a hint of comedy, and a pinch of realism."

An iconic "Ash Can" school lithograph.  Along with Bellows image "Hungry Dogs", the two lithographs are the finest depicts of the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan during the post war years. Located just north of Bellows home and studio at 146 East 19th Street. 

Reference: Mason 82

Provenance: Estate of the Artist

                       H. V. Allison & Company (label)

                      Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts (Columbus Museum of Art)  LG-75/76-158 label

                      Private Collection, Columbus