Benton Murdoch Spruance (1904-1967). "Of Course He Will Come".
Recorded by Fine & Looney with the additional legend, "Vanity of Hope." 1949. 18 7/8 x 13 1/4. Edition 40. Numbered lower left: 26/40. Signed lower right, "Spruance" and "BS." Full margins with small section of old tape at extremities; mat burn. Else fine. Four colors. Fine & Looney, 277.
Benton Spruance (1904-1967) was an artist and art teacher. His most notable artistic achievements were his strong and dramatic lithographs. In the 1920’s and 1930’s Spruance produced naturalistic, black and white images, later turning to more metaphysical themes and the use of colored lithography. Ref: Ruth E. Fine and Robert F. Looney’s The Prints of Benton Murdoch Spruance. A Catalogue Raisonne.