Description

    Thomas 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

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Thomas Hart Benton Testamentary Trust;
    Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, Nebraska, acquired from the above, 2008;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2010.

    LITERATURE:
    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.




    Condition Report*:

    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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    7th Saturday
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