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The Sheldrake's Brood, 1926

Drypoint on laid paper
3 7/8 × 5 7/8 in
9.8 × 14.9 cm
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Proof C-4 (Paff, 258).
Signed "Frank W Benson" in pencil l.l.
Plate size 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. …

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Proof C-4 (Paff, 258).
Signed "Frank W Benson" in pencil l.l.
Plate size 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (9.8 x 15.0 cm), unmatted, unframed.

N.B. Proof C shows the mother and ducklings complete other than changes of shading, but two subsequent states were made prior to the published state.

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.

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Proof C-4 (Paff, 258).
Signed "Frank W Benson" in pencil l.l.
Plate size 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. …

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Proof C-4 (Paff, 258).
Signed "Frank W Benson" in pencil l.l.
Plate size 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (9.8 x 15.0 cm), unmatted, unframed.

N.B. Proof C shows the mother and ducklings complete other than changes of shading, but two subsequent states were made prior to the published state.

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.

The Sheldrake's Brood, 1926

Drypoint on laid paper
3 7/8 × 5 7/8 in
9.8 × 14.9 cm
Bidding closed
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