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Blue Valley Fox Hunt -- 1936, Lithograph.
Zink 10. Edition 250, AAA. Signed in pencil.
Image size 12 3/4 x 16 7/16 inches (324 x 418 mm); sheet size 15 3/8 x 18 11/16 inches (390 x 475 mm).
A fine, richly-inked impression, on cream wove paper, with margins (1 to 1 1/2 inches); very slight toning within a previous mat opening, slight discoloration from previous hinges in the top left and right sheet corners, well away from the image, otherwise in very good condition.
The reclining figure is Thomas Hart Benton, deMartelly's teacher and friend.
Reproduced: Under the Influence, The Students of Thomas Hart Benton, Marianne Berardi, The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 1993; The Prints of John S. deMartelly: 1903-1979, Bill North, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, 1997.
Exhibited: 1939 New York World's Fair; 1939 Whitney Annual; Pressed In Time: American Prints 1905-1950, The Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, 2007-2008.
Selected for Fine Prints of the Year, 1938. First prize, graphic arts division, Midwestern Artists' Exhibition, 1939.
Collections: de Young and Legion of Honor museums of San Francisco, Harvard Art Museums, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, West Virginia University Art Collection, Yale University Art Gallery.