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Old Man Reading
  • 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
  • Old Man Reading, 1941
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 254 x 310 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 320 x 400 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 x 12 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 5/8 x 15 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase: Swannie Smith Zink Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1959.0015
Catalogue raisonné

An old man with a beard sits in a wooden chair and reads a newspaper. An oil lamp sits on a table which his left elbow is leaning on. A wooden beam stretches from the top of the piece to the table.