Lot 181
Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), The Hymn Singer
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithograph, 1950, pencil signed at lower right, published by Twayne Publishers, New York, matted and framed. Fath 74.

This is a portrait of musician, actor, and singer, Burl Ives.

Image size 16 x 12 1/4 in.; Frame dimensions 23 x 19 in.

From the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Piacenza, Sanford, North Carolina

Catalogue raisonné author Creekmore Fath notes an edition of 500 for this particular print, but our research indicates that many fewer - under 30 - have been offered at auction. This suggests a much smaller edition was actually realized by Benton.

Good overall condition; some slight margin toning; not examined out of frame.

$800 - 1,200