Nov 02, 2023 - Sale 2651

Sale 2651 - Lot 260

Price Realized: $ 7,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000

Lithograph, 1933. 250x275 mm; 9 7/8x10 7/8 inches, full margins. Edition of fewer than 100 (from an intended edition of 300). Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by the Contemporary Print Group, New York. A very good impression of this extremely scarce, early lithograph.

This is one of Benton's (1889-1975) earliest lithographs and was published in the second portfolio circulated by the Contemporary Print Group, The American Scene, Series 2, along with prints by John Steuart Curry, William Gropper, Russell Limbach, Charles Locke and Raphael Soyer. According to Cole, "probably fewer than 100 impressions were printed as the project was not successful," The Lithographs of John Steuart Curry, New York, 1976, number 22. Fath 5.