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American Paintings and Sculpture
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Artist: Thomas Hart Benton, American, 1889–1975

Weighing Cotton


Oil and tempera on canvas mounted on wood panel

32 1/16 × 39 1/2 in. (81.4 × 100.3 cm) framed: 42 3/8 × 49 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (107.6 × 126.4 × 6.4 cm)
Purchased with the Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, and John Hill Morgan, B.A. 1893 Funds; Collection of Mary C. and James W. Fosburgh, B.A. 1933, M.A. 1935, by exchange; and gifts from George Hopper Fitch, B.A. 1932, by exchange, William S. Kilroy, B.S. 1949, and Stanley Stone, B.S. 1916
On view*
20th century

William (Billy) Rose, from 1940. Hon. True Davis, Washington, D.C.; Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York; Private Collection; Hammer Galleries, New York; Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, to 1989; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Keely Orgeman, “Photographic Tropes and Southern Folks in Thomas Hart Benton’s Weighing Cotton,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2015): 102, fig. 1.

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