Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Grant Wood
    born: near Anamosa, Iowa, United States ; died: Iowa City, Iowa, United States ; active: United States
    George Charles Miller, printer
    born: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
    Associated American Artists, publisher
    active 1934–2000
  • Fertility, 1939
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Paper Type: Rives BFK wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 15/16 x 11 7/8 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 202 x 302 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 16 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Swannie Smith Zink Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1959.0007
Catalogue raisonné

A scene of a cornfield, barn, silo and farm house. In front of the barn, on the right, is a small field of corn surrounded by two wooden posts.The corn is taseling, and the developing corn ears are visable. A driveway with a drainage pipe is visable on the bottom left corner of image. The farm house has a chimney and a lean-to porch.