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Rainy Day
  • Thomas Hart Benton, artist
    born: Neosho, Missouri, United States ; died: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; active: United States
    Associated American Artists, publisher
    active 1934–2000
  • Rainy Day, 1938
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 220 x 337 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 5/8 x 13 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Swannie Smith Zink Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1959.0014
Catalogue raisonné

A barn scene with three barns in the middle of the piece surrounding a small horse. A bare tree stretches from the center to the top of the composition from where it is illuminated by sun breaking through the clouds. A farm terrace curves around the foreground followed by a fence. There is an overall feeling of loneliness.