Lot 15Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
THE FENCE MENDER (FATH 40)
Lithograph, 1940, on cream wove paper, signed in pencil, from the edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York, with good or full margins, framed.
Image 10 1/8 x 13 7/8 inches; 257 x 352 mm.
Sheet 12 x 15 7/8 inches; 305 x 403 mm.
Gift of the artist to Thomas Craven
By descent through the family to the present owner
Sold for $3,125
Pale lightstain and matstain, a piece of old hinging tape at top left sheet edge verso, a small lightly abraded area at top left sheet edge and an associated 1/8 inch tear, some unobtrusive pale foxing, some printer's ink or minor soiling in the margins, old gluestaining at bottom sheet edge, some graphite marks along sheet edges recto.
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