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January Jewels: Fine Art & Luxury Goods

Tue, Jan 23, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 21

Thomas H. Benton "The Race" Lithograph 1942

Estimate: $6,000 - $12,000

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Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975). Lithograph on paper titled "The Race" depicting a horse galloping in a race against a train on a wide open prairie, 1941. Pencil signed along the lower right. Benton was a key figure in the Regionalist art movement along with fellow artists Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry.
Sight; height: 9 1/2 in x width: 13 1/2 in. Framed; height: 19 3/4 in x width: 22 1/4 in.


Undulation and toning is visible across the sheet. It appears the piece was re-matted to a larger mat since toning halts as a hard-edged line near the interior edges of the present mat. Areas of foxing throughout, larger areas along the extreme edges that are not visible when framed. There are two repairs to the extreme edges, not visible when framed. Scattered foxing to the recto. When viewed under UV light there are areas that fluoresce around the perimeter of the image. The work is affixed to the mat with four paper corners. Some very light handling marks. There is water damage to the mat along the bottom edge. Framed under glass; some wear to the frame. The paper backing of the frame has been cut along three edges to allow for inspection of the print.

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