DescriptionTHOMAS HART BENTON (American 1889-1975)
Express Train, Going West, circa 1930-34
Ink, pencil, and conte on paper
5 x 11 inches (12.7 x 27.9 cm)
Initialed lower right: B
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, "Art on Paper," 1977
Trains captivated Benton and were the focus of numerous paintings and lithographs. This drawing relates to a lithograph entitled Going West (c. 1934) issued by the Ferragil Galleries, New York, and a painting, Engineer's Dream, that is in the collection of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
Slight toning, approximately 3 1/2 inch tear and repair to upper right corner extending down to the right center edge, approximately 1/2 inch tear upper center, the paper has been taped along the edges.
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