Creighton-Davis Gallery
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Sat, Apr 6, 2024 03:00AM EDT - Sun, Apr 28, 2024 08:00PM EDT
Lot 126

Benton, Thomas Hart, American b.1889-1975

Estimate: $100 - $1,500

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  • Title: "Plowing" ("Plowing It Under") , F-8
  • Medium: lithograph on BFK watermarked paper
  • signed in pencil , from the recorded edition of 250
  • Publisher-Year:As published by Associated American Artists, New York,
  • Size: ,sheet: 11 3/8 by 16 in. (28 x 40 cm.) ,plate size: 8 by 13 3/8 in. (20 x 33 cm.)
  • See Provenance for Additional Information


In fine condition, with one inch to 1 1/2 in. or slightly larger margins. Very slight loss upper right corner where original AAA folder hinge attached (see photos). Faint pencil annotations bottom right corner., Framed in accordance with accepted conservation standards, acid free mats and mounts, removable hinging.

Reference: Recorded and illustrated in the standard text on the original graphics of the artist by Fath, No. 8.

Note: An early, depression era lithograph of the artist. The lithograph relates to the Depression era policy of reducing agricultural output in order to raise prices by "plowing under" already planted crops. The term has survived to mean any policy of destroying productive capacity. Original AAA label which opens to a brief biography of the artist.