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Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951) Salem Harbor

Auction:
3248B
Lot:
22
Sold for:
$369$300

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3248B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 10, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951)

Salem Harbor, 1882, only (published) state, edition of about 1,500 (Paff, 1). Signed and dated within the plate. Etching on laid paper, plate size 5 x 7 7/8 in. (12.5 x 20.0 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Toning, holes and tears to margin along lower edge.

N.B. This was Benson's very first etching, and he would not return to the medium for 30 years. It was published as a frontispiece for the second number of the magazine The Art Student. The publication was created by the students of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. Benson was one its editors.
Estimate $600-800

The sheet measures 9 3/8 x 11 5/8 inches, and is brittle.


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Frank Weston Benson, American television series, Benson, Etching, Television series, Visual arts

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