- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
George Wesley Bellows, American (Columbus, OH 1882 - 1925 New York, NY)
- "Sweeney, The Idol of the Kids, Had Hit a Home Run"
- Other Titles
- Former Title: "Sweeny, The Idol of the Fans, Had Hit a Home Run"
- Work Type
- 19th-20th century
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Black crayon (possibly lithographic crayon), black ink, and charcoal on cream wove paper, fixed or coated
- 33.1 x 44.6 cm (13 1/16 x 17 9/16 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Signed: black ink, lower center: Geo Bellows
- inscription: l.l., in image, black ink, in artist's hand: GB
- inscription: verso, black ink: Sweeney was the idol of the kids / Sweeney the idol of the kids had hit a home run
- Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, New York, bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Modern and Contemporary Art
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- Publication History
Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 138, ill.
The Drawings of George Bellows, Borden Publishing Company (Alhambra, CA, 1973), repr (n.p.)
John Bowman and Joel Zoss, Diamonds in the Rough: The Untold History of Baseball, MacMillan (New York, NY, 1989), repr. in b/w p. 240
- Exhibition History
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972
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