Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-195)
Untitled (House with Figure); Ink and pencil on paper (framed); Signed; 14 1/2" x 12 1/8" (sight); Accompanied by two signed and framed holiday cards; 7 7/8" x 13 7/8" (sight) largest; Provenance: The Bonney J. Miller Trust, Pennsylvania
Sale Price: $11,875
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Ink drawing is signed lower right recto. Examined out of the frame. Sheet appears to be from a sketch sheet with spiral ring remnants along top edge, rounded corners. Sheet is hinged to mat window along top edge. Evidence of mat burn from previous mat. Overall sheet appears to be toned. Handling marks. Sheet is generally clean with a few scattered spots. Multiple pinholes in corners. Paper tape remnant along lower edge of sheet. Tape along top edge of sheet on verso. Some paper loss at upper corners. Image is strong, no evidence of fading. Original folds noticeable in the two prints. Not examined out of the frames.