Nov 02, 2023 - Sale 2651

Sale 2651 - Lot 269

Price Realized: $ 11,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
The Race.

Lithograph, 1942. 225x334 mm; 8 7/8x13 1/8 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 important lithograph.

Based on the same-titled oil painting, now in a private American collection. Benton (1889-1975) shows a lone horse racing a steam engine across a barren midwestern prairie. The telephone pole and line are the only other signs of human presence in this bygone scene. Fath 56.