Thomas Hart Benton
1889 - 1975
RUNNING BEFORE THE STORM (STUDY FOR 'THE HAILSTORM')
signed Benton (lower right)
watercolor, ink and pencil on paper
image: 11 1/2 by 14 3/4 inches (29.2 by 37.5 cm)
sheet: 12 3/4 by 15 1/2 inches (32.4 by 39.3 cm)
Executed in 1940.
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.
James and Margaret Smith, Louisville, Kentucky
By descent (sold: Christie's, New York, May 25, 2006, lot 14)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
Louisville, Kentucky, J.B. Speed Art Museum, The James and Margaret Smith Collection, March 1971, no. 12, illustrated n.p.
Richmond, Kentucky, The Fred P. Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Centennial Exhibition: A Century of American Paintings, January-February 1974, no. 6, pp. 6, 8
Houston, Texas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Modern West: American Landscapes, 1890-1950, October 2006-June 2007, illustrated fig. 172, p. 225