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The Crowd

Accession Number
2013/2.250

Title
The Crowd

Artist(s)
George Wesley Bellows

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1923

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
12 7/8 in x 15 7/8 in (32.7 cm x 40.32 cm)

Credit Line
Dr. Herbert & Doris Sloan

Subject matter
The 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 Type
planographic print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
American (North American)
dystopias
fear
novels
street scenes

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