THOMAS HART BENTON
1889 - 1975
OLD MAN READING; AND THE MEETING (FATH 44 & 47)
Two lithographs, 1941, both signed in pencil and from the editions of 250, on wove paper, published by Associated American Artists, New York, framed (2 prints)
the larger image: 254 by 310 mm 10 by 12¼ in
the larger framed: 453 by 490 mm 17¾ by 19¼ in
The prints are in generally good condition. 'Old Man Reading' with pale mat-stain, occasional fox marks and four small brown stains in the lower right margin. Top sheet corners hinged with brown tape. Verso with some discoloration and a few fox marks. 'The Meeting' is laid down to board and the sheet edges are uneven. With light-stain and scattered tiny fox marks. (Verso not examined.) Both with traces of graphite along the mat opening.
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