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Upstream, drawing for An Artist in America
  • Thomas Hart Benton
    born: Neosho, Missouri, United States ; died: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; active: United States
  • Upstream, drawing for An Artist in America, circa 1926–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pen, ink, wash on paper
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/16 x 11 7/8 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23 x 30.2 cm
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1996.0019

not actually used in book. The drawing depicts a paddle wheel boat moving away from us with a strong vertical pole at the left.