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    Sale 2058

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 93

    Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

    T.P. Three Years Old

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    Estimate

    Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
    T.P. Three Years Old
    signed 'Benton.' (lower right)--signed again and inscribed 'To T.P. 3 yrs old/from/Dad.' (on the reverse)
    oil and tempera on canvas laid down on board
    25 x 20 in. (63.5 x 50.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1929.


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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 and Michael Owen.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    Thomas P. Benton, son of the artist.
    Private collection, New Jersey.
    Private collection, Mobile, Alabama, 1999.


    Literature

    M. Baigell, Thomas Hart Benton, New York, 1973, p. 94, no. 56, illustrated.