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Threshing Beans
  • Coy Avon Seward
    born: Chase, Kansas, United States ; died: Wichita, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Threshing Beans, 1934
  • Where object was made: United States
  • linocut
  • Paper Type: cream wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 224 x 273 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 13/16 x 10 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 292 x 362 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 14 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift in memory of Dorothy Seward Thompson and Mabel Drew Seward
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0185
Catalogue raisonné

Dark foreground and sky form round frame around an agricultural scene. At left, a standing figure raises a basket with both arms, a column of small marks (identified as beans) pour from the raised basket onto a cloth-covered ground, where they are scooped into a pile by a second, kneeling, figure at right.