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Lot 186

George Bellows (American, 1882-1925) lithograph

Estimate: $300 - $600
Starting Bid
$200

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Auntie Mason and Her Husband

lithograph, 1923-24, signed and titled in pencil, also signed in pencil by the printer Bolton Brown, edition of 51.   10 x 9''

Mason 180

The subjects of the lithograph are Cynthia and Henry Mason, near neighbors of George Bellows
Sr’s family in Columbus and fellow congregants at the 3rd Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church.
Oddly, both Henry and Cynthia died in the Bellows house at 265 E Rich St. Henry passed in
1871 during a brief stay while his wife was out of town. Cynthia became increasingly feeble late
in life and lived with the Bellows, dying in their home in 1898.
Cynthia Mason was not a Bellows relation. Here, Auntie is being used as an honorific, “a
general term of respect for (usually older) women” (OED). The Masons were childless, and it
seems that some of Cynthia’s personal effects remained with the Bellows. This included an
ambrotype of the couple, now in the possession of Bellows descendants, and from which the
lithograph was derived.
Columbus Evening Dispatch Tuesday, Jul 26, 1898 , page 6

Condition

Very good condition

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Private collection- Chagrin Falls OH