THOMAS HART BENTON | THE OLD TREE, BECKET, MASSACHUSETTS
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Property from a Private American Collection

THOMAS HART BENTON | THE OLD TREE, BECKET, MASSACHUSETTS

Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD

Property from a Private American Collection

THOMAS HART BENTON | THE OLD TREE, BECKET, MASSACHUSETTS

Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD

Lot Sold:100,000USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private American Collection

THOMAS HART BENTON

1889 - 1975

THE OLD TREE, BECKET, MASSACHUSETTS


oil on canvas

24 ¼ by 18 ⅛ inches

(61.6 by 46 inches)

Painted circa 1920


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.

Condition Report

The canvas is lined. There is slight surface cracking at left and right edges associated with the stretcher bars. Under UV: there are scattered dots and lines of inpainting, mostly in the sky. 


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Mr. Louis Frideger (acquired from the artist)

Private Collection (Sold: Sotheby's New York, December 4, 1980, lot 284, illustrated)

Acquired by the present owner at the above sale

American Art
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