Thomas Hart Benton
1889 - 1975
"ABE TRIED TO STOP THE BIG BOAT BEFORE SHE WAS WRECKED. SHE STOPPED ALL RIGHT, STOPPED WITH A SICKENING CRUNCH:" AN ILLUSTRATION FROM THREE RIVERS SOUTH: THE STORY OF YOUNG ABE LINCOLN
signed Benton B. (lower right) and inscribed Three Rivers South/Chap 9 Page 58 beneath the mat
watercolor and ink on paper
10 1/2 by 7 1/8 inches (26.7 by 18.1 cm)
Executed circa 1953.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Thomas Hart Benton 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.
Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2014
Virginia S. Eifert, Three Rivers South: The Story of Young Abe Lincoln, New York, 1953, illustrated p. 37