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A Knockout

A Knockout

1921

George Bellows

(American, 1882-1925)

Lithograph

Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1936.647

Catalogue raisonné: Mason 92

Description

Although created in 1921, A Knockout is based on a drawing Bellows made nearly 15 years earlier, at a time when boxing was a rough-and-tumble underground sport practiced in back rooms of New York taverns. Here, unruly audience members surge into the ring while a referee restrains an enraged fighter from further injuring his opponent. For reasons unknown, Bellows printed only a few impressions of this composition, and it remains one of his rarest lithographs.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

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