Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

Light and Shade; Negro; Mural Study; and The Gathering: Four drawings

the first, inscribed with title, upper right--all, pencil on paper--all, unframed
6 x 7in. (15 x 17.6cm.) (image) and smaller (4)
all, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York

Lot Essay

The third drawing is most likely a study for the second chapter, Slaves, from the mural entitled The American Historical Epic, executed between 1924 and 1927 which is in the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.

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