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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Dwight Primiano.
Title:

Begging for a Fight


Artist: John George Brown (1831 - 1913)
Date: ca. 1895
Dimensions:
sight: 30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
Framed: 45 3/4 x 35 7/8 x 2 in. (116.2 x 91.1 x 5.1 cm)
Medium: Watercolor and graphite on paper
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2007.35
Not on View
Accession Number: 2007.35
Provenance(Braswell Galleries, Stamford, CT); Alexander Acevedo; (Alexander Gallery, New York, NY); John Driscoll, New York, NY; to (Babcock Galleries, New York, NY); purchased by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, 2007
Label TextA snowball fight is a familiar rite of passage in childhood winter horseplay, and a subject frequently depicted by John George Brown. The boy seen here is in the midst of such a battle. Two missed shots left their mark on the wall to his side, spraying him with the snow found on his cap and shoulder. With his perfectly compacted snowball in hand, he peeks around the corner and lifts his leg ready to strike his opponent.
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