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Persephone's Shade Tree: An Important Thomas Hart Benton Study Drawing Acquired by The State Historical Society of Missouri
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TitlePersephone's Shade Tree: An Important Thomas Hart Benton Study Drawing Acquired by The State Historical Society of Missouri
AbstractThe State Historical Society of Missouri recently acquired a Thomas Hart Benton pencil, ink, and wash sketch entitled "Oak Tree." This same tree is included in Benton's 1938 painting named "Persephone." The article gives information on the meaning of Benton's "Persephone," currently located in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, as well as on the sketch of "Oak Tree."
NotesThe painting, "Persephone," measures 72 1/8 by 56 1/16 and was painted in tempera with oil glazes on a canvas mounted on panel.
AuthorJoan Stack
DateApril 2008
SourceMissouri Historical Review
LocationPeriodical
PublisherThe State Historical Society of Missouri
Volume102
Number3
Page182-185
SubjectArtists
Paintings
Local SubjectBenton, Thomas Hart (Artist)
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine article
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. http://www.kclibrary.org/copy-requests
Item ID218077
CONTENTdm number37747
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