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Portrait of Lucy: study for The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley
  • Thomas Hart Benton
    1889–1975
    born: Neosho, Missouri, United States ; died: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; active: United States
  • Portrait of Lucy: study for The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley, 1934
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pencil on paper
  • Paper Type: Hammermill Bond wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 36.6 x 24.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14.41 x 9.57 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 36.8 x 26 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 10 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hart Benton
  • Not on display
  • 1959.0063
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Sketch for "The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley". Full-length portrait of a woman (identified as Lucy), with her proper left hand over her heart. There is an extra foot sketch in the lower right. Lucy Piacenza, the first wife of Rita (Piacenza) Benton's brother, posed for the figure.