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tracing sheet for Threshing Beans
  • Coy Avon Seward
    1884–1939
    born: Chase, Kansas, United States ; died: Wichita, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • tracing sheet for Threshing Beans, 1934
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pencil
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 x 26.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 5/8 x 10 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 33 x 37 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 x 14 9/16 in
  • Gift in memory of Dorothy Seward Thompson and Mabel Drew Seward
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0186
Description

Two figures set in rural, agricultural landscape. 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.