Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951)
Rising Geese, 1924, trial proof D-4 (Paff, 238). Signed "FrankWBenson." in pencil l.l., pencil annotations l.l. Drypoint on laid paper, plate size 6 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. (17.4 x 22.2 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Full sheet with deckled edges, rich burr, soiling/fingerprints to margins, pencil annotations to lower margin.
Provenance: Descended within the family of the artist.
N.B. Paff lists only three trial proof states prior to the published state, and the composition in this D proof is complete, so it may be more correct to consider it a proof of the published state.
Sheet size 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches. Minor pinprick accretions to lower center margin, minor crease to l.r. corner.
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