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Artist Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975)
Title Island Hay
Date 1946
Medium Lithograph with graphite notations on paper
Dimensions Image: 10 x 12 5/8 in. (25.4 x 32.1 cm)
Sheet: 12 1/8 x 16 in. (30.8 x 40.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Doris S. Kellett commemorating the dedication of the 20th Century Gallery, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 2000.125

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About this Work

This print--a rare artist's proof with a warm tone block and pencil annotations--was based on a drawing done on Martha's Vineyard in the mid-1920s. Thomas Hart Benton was fascinated by the use of old-fashioned scythes to cut the island's uneven fields, where modern machine methods proved impractical.

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Publisher Associated American Artists

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"Island Hay | Collections Online." Collections Online. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 2023.