Jan 25, 2024 - Sale 2657

Sale 2657 - Lot 146

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000


Island Hay.
Lithograph, 1945. 255x320 mm; 10x12⅝ inches, full margins. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. A very good, dark impression.

As the title references, this lithograph represents a farming scene on Martha's Vineyard, where the small, uneven, rocky fields were still cut with scythes. The lithograph is based on a drawing and painting of the same subject that Benton made in the mid-1920s. Fath 68.