Nov 03, 2015 - Sale 2396

Sale 2396 - Lot 172

Price Realized: $ 37,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000
The Race.

Lithograph, 1942. 225x337 mm; 8 7/8x13 1/4 inches, wide margins. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. A superb, richly-inked impression of this very important lithograph.

Based on the same-titled oil painting, now in a private collection. Benton shows a lone horse racing a steam engine across a barren midwestern prarie. The telephone pole and line are the only other sign of human presence in this bygone scene. Fath 56.