DescriptionThomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975)
The Army of Labor, We, The People interior illustration, 1932
Ink and pencil on paper
7-1/8 x 10-3/4 inches (18.1 x 27.3 cm) (image)
Signed and titled lower right: Benton / The Army of Labor
Thomas Hart Benton Testamentary Trust;
Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, Nebraska, acquired from the above, 2008;
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2010.
L. Huberman, We, the People: The Drama of America, New York, 1932, n.p., illustrated;
H. Adams, Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original, New York, 1989, p. 170, illustrated;
E. Broun, D. Hyland, and M. Stokstad, Benton's Bentons: Selections from The Thomas Hart Benton and Rita P. Benton Trusts, Lawrence, Kansas, 1980, p. 28, no. 63, illustrated.
Sheet measures 11.5 x 15.5 inches and is secured to backing board with archival corners; matted to an overall 14 x 19 inches; there appears to be light overall paper discoloration; in margins there appears to be a few handling creases, slighting creased right corners, a few small bumps to edges, toning along edges, and possible staining in lower left corner, all of which do not affect the image. Not framed.
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