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Departure of the Joads
  • Thomas Hart Benton
    born: Neosho, Missouri, United States ; died: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; active: United States
  • Departure of the Joads, 1939
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 325 x 470 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/4 x 18 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase: Swannie Smith Zink Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1959.0013
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

A family/group of ten figures surrounds a truck in the middle of the composition with two barns in the background and a pair of logs in the foreground. The scene occurs at night as evidenced by the crescent moon in the cloudy sky.