Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
Property of the Jack Warner Foundation
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

Chopping Cotton

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
Chopping Cotton
signed 'Benton' (lower right)
tempera on paper laid down on board
10 x 12 ½ in. (25.4 x 31.8 cm.), image; 10 ¾ x 13 ¼ in. (27.3 x 33.7 cm.), overall
Painted circa 1931.
Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1980.
J. Wheat, “Warner Collection is an Eclectic Art Treasure,” The Tuscaloosa News, December 6, 1981, p. 26A.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mildred Warner House, 1980-2003, on extended loan.
Sylacauga, Alabama, Sylacauga Art Museum, January 31-February 28, 1983, on loan.
Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art, 2003-11, on extended loan.
New Britain, Connecticut, New Britain Museum of American Art; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Arthur Ross Gallery, An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art, April 1-November 8, 2011.

Lot Essay

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.

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