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    Sale 12165

    American Art

    22 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 70

    Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

    Negro Head

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
    Negro Head
    signed 'Benton' (lower right)
    watercolor on paper
    20 1/8 x 16 1/8 in. (51.1 x 41 cm.)
    Executed circa 1924.


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming Thomas Hart Benton catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Thomas Hart Benton Catalogue Raisonné Foundation. Committee Members: Dr. Henry Adams, Jessie Benton, Anthony Benton Gude, Andrew Thompson and Michael Owen.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    Thomas Hart Benton Testamentary Trust.
    John H. Surovek Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.
    Private collection, New York, acquired from the above.
    Heritage, New York, 7 May 2016, lot 68127, sold by the above.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Literature

    H. Adams, Thomas Hart Benton: Drawing from Life, New York, 1990, pp. 95-96, pl. 81, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Daniel Gallery, In Missoura, 1924.