The Hold Up, First State
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