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In the Spring
  • 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
  • In the Spring, 1939
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Paper Type: Rives BFK wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 225 x 303 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 15 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 317 x 403 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Swannie Smith Zink Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1959.0009
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

A Man with shovel is posing for the viewer in the foreground with both hands on his hips. The man is wearing overalls with a neckerchief and cap. Next to the man, on the right, is a wood post in freshly dug hole. Behind the post is a mound of dirt.Left on the horizon is a barn and silo. A road is leading across the field from the barn to the man digging post holes. On the left side of the fence there are cows walking on a cow path.