Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951)
Marsh Gunner, 1918, from the published state, edition of 150 (Paff, 149). Indistinctly signed and numbered l.l. Etching on Shogun paper with watermark, plate size 10 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (27.5 x 22.5 cm),framed.
Condition: Margins over 1 3/4 inches with deckled left edge, pale staining and toning.
Provenance: Thought to have hung at the Bonny Hall Plantation in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Arthur Lyman owned the plantation from 1925 to 1934. The work descended in Lyman's family to the current owner.
The sheet measures 16 5/8 x 13 1/4 in. The staining and toning are pale and are visible almost exclusively in the margins and on the verso. Staining to verso almosts reads as water staining.
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