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lower right: Benton '64-65

Provenance

Bequest of the artist [1889-1975] to the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1974
Our Land, Our Sky, Our Water, International Exposition, Spokane, Washington, 1974, no. 119.
1981
American Painting, 1930-1980, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1981.
1981
Benton's Bentons, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, 1981.
1984
Extended loan for use by Ambassador John Gavin, U.S. Embassy residence, Mexico City, Mexico, 1984-1987.
1984
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Malcolm R. Wilkey, U.S. Embassy residence, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1987-1989.
1989
Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City;The Detroit Institute of Arts; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles Museum of Art, 1989-1990.
1991
Extended loan for use by Secretary Edward Madigan, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1991.
1993
Extended loan for use by Secretary Mike Espy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1993-1995.
1998
American Light: Selections from the National Gallery of Art, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, May-August 1998, no catalogue.
1998
Treasures of Light: Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, March-April 1998, no catalogue.
2000
Unending Frontier: Art of the West, The Grand Rapids Art Museum, 2000, no. 43, repro.
2013
Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham; El Paso Museum of Art; Glenbow Museum, Calgary; McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, 2013-2015, unnumbered catalogue.
2015
American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; Milwaukee Art Museum, 2015-2016, pl. 30.
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 28, repro.
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: no. 58, color repro.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 182, no. 68, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 33, repro.