The CrowdArtist(s)George Wesley BellowsArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1923Medium & Supportlithograph on paperDimensions
12 7/8 in x 15 7/8 in (32.7 cm x 40.32 cm)Credit LineDr. Herbert & Doris SloanSubject matterThe Crowd
is part of the series titled Men Like Gods
which is based off of the H.G. Wells novel by the same title. In the print a frantic crowd presses against a railing. One boy near the center hangs on looking frightened, a woman next to him brings her hand to her face possibly in shock, and another individual is slumped over the railing. The novel is about a man who accidentally ends up in a futuristic utopian world. This scene is likely depicting his time on earth rather than in the more orderly utopia.Physical Description
In a nocturnal setting, a large crowd of people is corralled into a space encased by a railing. The figures are in various states of distress and unrest. Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typeplanographic printCollection AreaWesternRights
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American (North American)