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The Founding of Westport Landing
  • Thomas Hart Benton
    born: Neosho, Missouri, United States ; died: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; active: United States
  • The Founding of Westport Landing, 1956
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ink, wash, graphite
  • Paper Type: cream wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 31.6 x 56 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 7/16 x 22 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 41 x 57.4 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 1/8 x 22 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Gift from the Edward A. and Inge Maser Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0225

study for a mural, graphed to scale. A man enters on horseback at left, moving toward a group of indians and settlers, gathered beneath a tree, at right.

Verso: pencil drawing, partial representation of scene on recto.