The Race

Thomas Hart Benton
Date
1942
Description
Lithograph, 1942. Excellent condition, full margins. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. Fath #56.

Benton (1889-1975) used the imagery of horses running with a steam train--horsepower against man-made power, the old versus the new--in two lithographs, this work and Running Horses, 1955.

Benton wrote “Common enough scene in the days of the steam engine. Why did horses so often run with the steam trains while they now pay no attention to the Diesels?"
Size
9 x 13 1/8 inches
Exhibitor
Price
$18,500