4 December 2003
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
signed and dated 'Benton '63' (lower right)
ink and wash on paper
14 x 17 in. (35.6 x 43.2 cm.) (sheet); 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm.) (image)
Private collection, circa late 1960s.
By descent to the present owner.
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