Frank Weston Benson, ‘Dark Pool’, 1920, Print, Drypoint on paper, Skinner
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Frank Weston Benson

Dark Pool, 1920

Drypoint on paper
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Trial proof D (Paff, 189).

Plate size 8 x 11.875 in., unmatted, unframed.

N.B. Benson created an …

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Signed "FrankWBenson." in pencil l.l., initialed and dated within the plate.
Frank Weston Benson
American, 1862–1951
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For a period of time, Frank Weston Benson was known as “America’s Most Medalled Painter,” for his academic accomplishments and widely received acclaim. Though his works included landscapes and portraiture, Benson believed his true subject was light, once saying, “I follow the light, where it comes from, where it goes.” His style was noted for its bright colors and broken brushwork. Benson came to exhibit with “the Ten”, a group of American Impressionists that included Childe Hassam, William Merrit Chase, and J. Alden Weir; he also became a leading figure in what became known as the Boston School of Painting. As a child, Benson dreamed of being an ornithological illustrator, and as an avid hunter and fisherman, frequently included sporting animals in his works. In addition to oil paintings, Benson also made etchings, watercolors, and murals.

Frank Weston Benson, ‘Dark Pool’, 1920, Print, Drypoint on paper, Skinner
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Trial proof D (Paff, 189).

Plate size 8 x 11.875 in., unmatted, unframed.

N.B. Benson created an E state of this composition, darkening the background further still, before creating the final published state.

Condition: Margins 1 inch or more with deckled edges, pencil annotations to lower margin, minor …

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Signature
Signed "FrankWBenson." in pencil l.l., initialed and dated within the plate.
Frank Weston Benson
American, 1862–1951
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For a period of time, Frank Weston Benson was known as “America’s Most Medalled Painter,” for his academic accomplishments and widely received acclaim. Though his works included landscapes and portraiture, Benson believed his true subject was light, once saying, “I follow the light, where it comes from, where it goes.” His style was noted for its bright colors and broken brushwork. Benson came to exhibit with “the Ten”, a group of American Impressionists that included Childe Hassam, William Merrit Chase, and J. Alden Weir; he also became a leading figure in what became known as the Boston School of Painting. As a child, Benson dreamed of being an ornithological illustrator, and as an avid hunter and fisherman, frequently included sporting animals in his works. In addition to oil paintings, Benson also made etchings, watercolors, and murals.

Frank Weston Benson

Dark Pool, 1920

Drypoint on paper
Bidding closed
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