Jan 22, 2015 - Sale 2372

Sale 2372 - Lot 39

Price Realized: $ 3,750
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Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
THOMAS HART BENTON.
"Reprieve." Pen and ink drawing on The Plaza hotel stationery, depicting Leonard Lyons as an angel presenting a receipt to Benton while Uncle Sam shackles his leg with a ball and chain. 165x133 mm; 6 1/2x5 1/4 inches, recto, folded 8vo sheet, mounted to board along top half inch, two short clean tears at top, chip to lower outer corner, and glue residue on verso of stationery and board. Signed by Benton in ink, lower right; full manuscript title and inscription reads: "`Reprieve'" Latest Benton Work. Made, dedicated, and here presented to Leonara Lyons by Thomas H. Benton, May 24-`64." New York City, 1964.