Sale  693
Lot   109
Thomas Hart Benton
(American, 1889-1975)
Whiskey Going into the Rackhouse to Age or Whiskey Barrels
, 1945
oil-tempera on board
signed Benton and dated (lower left)
39 x 36 ¼ inches.
Property from the Collection of Maker’s Mark Distillery, Loretto, Kentucky

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by The Thomas Hart Benton Catalogue Raisonné Foundation. Committee Members: Dr. Henry Adams, Jessie Benton, Anthony Benton Gude, Andrew Thompson and Michael Owen.

Provenance: 
The Artist
Hiram Walker-Gooderham & Worts Limited  (d.b.a Allied Domecq, 1987; Pernod Ricard, 2005; Fortune Brands, 2005; Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc./Beam Inc., 2011; Beam Suntory, 2014)

Literature:
Life Magazine, reproduced in ad, 3 June 1946
  • Estimate$600,000 - $800,000

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