Property from the Collection of Cal Ripken Jr.
THOMAS HART BENTON
1889 - 1975
THE RACE (FATH 56)
Lithograph, 1942, signed in pencil and inscribed 'To Sullivan Campbell in appreciation - Rita, Tom, T.P. and Jessie', from the edition of 250, on wove paper, published by Associated American Artists, New York, framed
image: 227 by 334 mm 9 by 13⅛ in
sheet: 289 by 402 mm 11⅜ by 15¾ in
The print is in good condition, apparently the full sheet. A vertical crease (approx. 293 mm) at the right sheet edge, extending through the image. The margins with extremely faint discoloration, a small spot of soiling in the left margin at center and a few other light traces of surface soiling. (Two soft, inconspicuous vertical creases, one in the center of the image, most noticeable from the verso.)
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