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Jesse James
  • 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
  • Jesse James, 1936
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 412 x 555 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 480 x 600 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 1/4 x 21 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 7/8 x 23 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Gift of Senator August W. Lauterbach
  • Not on display
  • 1960.0014
Catalogue raisonné

Train tracks cut across the middle of the image. There is a train moving in from the left side. In the left foreground are three figures, two of which have their arms extended above their heads. The other figure is holding a gun at the other two figures. In the background are figures engaged in a gun fight. One figure is on horseback. There are two figures on the ground. One figure is aiming a rifle towards the left side of the paper.