Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975)
Deckhands Loading Cargo at a Wharf
Signed "Benton" in pencil l.r.
Pencil, ink, and wash on paper, 11 13/16 x 9 in. (29.8 x 23.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Laid down on paperboard support, mat burn, toning.
N.B. The work likely dates from Benton's 1928 trip across the United States with Bill Hayden and was probably executed in New Orleans. A similar drawing is reproduced in "Thomas Hart Benton's America Today," Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, by Randall R. Griffey, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Winter 2015, p. 26.
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