09-09-2011 09-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 12:00PMCalender

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Prodigal Son

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2560B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 09, 2011 12:00PM


Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975)

Prodigal Son, 1939, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists (Fath, 29). Signed "Benton" in pencil l.r., signed within the matrix, identified on a label from AAA affixed to the backing. Lithograph on paper, image size 10 1/8 x 13 1/4 in. (25.5 x 33.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Toning, foxing, rippling, not examined out of frame.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Print mounted to window mat with masking tape along each edge of the reverse. Brown paper tape remnants around perimeter of the reverse. Toning and foxing to sheet. Acid burn from old corrugated backing and tape, along with some white spots of reduced staining, to the reverse. Sheet size approximately 12 x 15 3/8 in. Numbered "427" in pencil on the reverse. The condition photos online include one taken of the reverse against a light box.


Thomas Hart Benton