George Wesley Bellows (American, 1882-1925). <em>The Sand Cart</em>, 1917. Oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 44 1/16 in. (76.8 x 111.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 24.85 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 24.85_SL1.jpg)

The Sand Cart

Artist:George Wesley Bellows

Medium: Oil on canvas


Dimensions: 30 1/4 x 44 1/16 in. (76.8 x 111.9 cm) Frame: 38 5/8 x 52 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (98.1 x 134 x 8.9 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 24.85

Image: 24.85_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
In radical contrast to George Bellows's dynamic scenes of New York City's industrial and architectural transformation, this depiction of laborers on the California shoreline shifts his focus to the elemental drama of man and horse in working partnership. The painting was well reviewed in New York soon after it was completed, with one critic deeming it a continuation of the "epic manner of Winslow Homer."

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