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Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951) Two Impressions of Waders

Auction:
2876T
Lot:
1003
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2876T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 19, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951)

Two Impressions of Waders, 1930, trial proof B-1 and a published state from the edition of 150 (Paff, 298). Both signed "FrankWBenson." in pencil l.l. Drypoints, the former on J. Whatman laid paper, the latter on wove paper, plate size 7 x 12 in. (17.6 x 30.4 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Both with at least two deckled edges, pencil annotations to lower margins, ink and soiling to margins (more so to the proof).

Provenance: Descended within the family of the artist.

N.B. Comparison of the trial and finished impressions shows the artist in the process of finalizing the composition. The trial proof shows the birds in the distance, with the horizon line and the sky merely sketched in. Most of the birds also lack reflections in the proof.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Frank Weston Benson, Drypoint, Paper, Pencil, Printmaking, Proof, Wove paper

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