01-27-2017 01-27-2017
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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2977B Boston
January 27, 2017 11:00 AMCalender

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) Deckhands Loading Cargo at a Wharf

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2977B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 27, 2017 4:00PM


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.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

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Bill Hayden, Randall R. Griffey, New Orleans