Frank Weston Benson, ‘Marsh Gunner’, 1918, Print, Etching on Shogun paper with watermark, Skinner
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Frank Weston Benson

Marsh Gunner, 1918

Etching on Shogun paper with watermark
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From the published state, edition of 150 (Paff, 149). Indistinctly signed and numbered l.l. Etching …

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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, ‘Marsh Gunner’, 1918, Print, Etching on Shogun paper with watermark, Skinner
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From the published state, edition of 150 (Paff, 149). Indistinctly signed and numbered l.l. Etching on Shogun paper with watermark, plate size 10.875 x 8.875 in. (27.5 x 22.5 cm), framed.

Condition: Margins over 1.75 inches with deckled left edge, pale staining and toning.

The sheet measures 16.625 x 13.25 in. The …

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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

Marsh Gunner, 1918

Etching on Shogun paper with watermark
Bidding closed
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