Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Return of the Prodigal Son,

Lithograph on wove paper

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Image): 258 x 336 mm (10.2 x 13.2 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 306 x 460 mm (12 x 18.1 in.)

Signed in pencil, lower right: “Benton”; signed on stone, lower right: “Benton”

Edition: From edition of 250; published by Associated American Artists, New York.

Accession number: 1982.44.1

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Louis O. Mink, 1982

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Purchased by the donors from Associated American Artists, New York, NY.

The image depicts a scene including a house which has been identified as one at Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard.

Bibliography: Library of Congress Catalogue, Benton 12 (p. 65); Fath (Benton Catalogue) 29; see bibliographic attachment from original mat on DAC catalog card; D’Oench, Prodigal Son Narratives 1480–1980 (Yale University Art Gallery and Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, 1995), cat. no. 28, p. 26.

Object Type: Prints

Related Works: Benton’s 1940 painting of the subject is in Dallas.

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