Details
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
Menemsha Harbor
signed and dated 'Benton 51' (lower right)
watercolor, tempera and pencil on paper
19¼ x 27½ in. (48.9 x 69.9 cm.)
Provenance
Malcolm McBride, Mendocino, California.
Gertrude Stein, New York.
Harry Spiro, New York.
Graham Gallery, New York.
Private collection, Florida, acquired from the above.
By descent to the present owner, 2000.
Literature
P. Burroughs, Thomas Hart Benton: A Portrait, New York, 1981, p. 128, illustrated.
Owen Gallery, Off the Northeast Coast, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2005, p. 73, illustrated.
Owen Gallery, Benton: On the Vineyard, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2008, p. 62, illustrated.
Exhibited
New York, Owen Gallery, Off the Northeast Coast, October 23-December 13, 2005.
New York, Owen Gallery, Benton: On the Vineyard, October 20-December 12, 2008.

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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 and Michael Owen.

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