History And Context


Beal explored the circus theme throughout his life. His son remembers his father and uncle (Reynolds Beal) following the circus around the North Shore area each year. Center Ring received critical attention when first shown in Washington in 1927.

More Works by Gifford Beal In the Collection


Rockport
Gifford Beal
not dated
Fishermen with Nets
Gifford Beal
not dated
Three figures in front of U.S. flag
Gifford Beal
ca. 1910-ca. 1920

Two bellhops seen from side
Gifford Beal
ca. 1910-ca. 1920
Four adults and child at harbor sendoff
Gifford Beal
ca. 1910-ca. 1920
Italian Fiesta, Gloucester
Gifford Beal
not dated

The Net Wagon
Gifford Beal
not dated