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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SENATOR WILLIAM BENTON, SOLD BY THE ESTATE OF HELEN BOLEY

Thomas Hart Benton
COWBOY AT THE WELL (STUDY FOR 'OPEN COUNTRY')
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 65,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SENATOR WILLIAM BENTON, SOLD BY THE ESTATE OF HELEN BOLEY

Thomas Hart Benton
COWBOY AT THE WELL (STUDY FOR 'OPEN COUNTRY')
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 65,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Thomas Hart Benton
1889 - 1975
COWBOY AT THE WELL (STUDY FOR 'OPEN COUNTRY')
oil en grisaille on Masonite laid down on board
7 by 7 inches
(17.8 by 17.8 cm)
Painted circa 1952.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Thomas Hart Benton Catalogue Raisonné Foundation. Committee Members: Dr. Henry Adams, Jessie Benton, Anthony Benton Gude, Andrew Thompson and Michael Owen.

Provenance

Senator William Benton, New York and Southport, Connecticut
Helen Boley, Madison, Wisconsin, 1973 (his daughter, by descent)

Catalogue Note

The present work is an en grisaille study for Thomas Hart Benton's Open Country, a 1952 oil and tempera in the collection of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Executed in his characteristically sinuous style, Benton depicts a vast and arid landscape reminiscent of his travels in West Texas. 

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