THOMAS HART BENTON
1889 - 1975
WRECK OF THE OL' 97 (FATH 63)
Lithograph, 1944, signed in pencil, from the edition of 250, on wove paper, published by Associated American Artists, New York, framed
image: 263 by 380 mm 10⅜ by 15 in
framed: 463 by 563 mm 18¼ by 22⅛ in
The sheet with uneven light-stain, darkest at mat openings and significant backboard-stain. Some small damp-stains on the verso, a few showing through. Time-stain at extreme sheet edges and hinged at top corners, recto, with brown tape.
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