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Artist
George Wesley Bellows
Title
Over to Blackhead
Date
1913
Medium
oil on paperboard
Dimensions
Other (paperboard): 22 1/16 × 29 5/8 inches (56 × 75.2 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Museum purchase.
Accession Number
1936.1
Although born and raised in land-locked Columbus, Ohio, George Bellows had strong ties to the sea. His grandfather had been a whaler, and as a youth Bellows made several trips to visit relatives in Sag Harbor, Long Island, an important whaling port in the nineteenth century. Bellows’s seascapes are a unique aspect of his production and have long been favorably compared to the masterful works of Winslow Homer in their ready grasp of the elemental nature of the sea. This painting depicts a scene on Monhegan Island, Maine, a location Bellows first visited with his friend and teacher Robert Henri in 1911.