Lot 21: FRANK WESTON BENSON, (AMERICAN 1862-1951), "THE WILD FOWLER"
December 15, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
FRANK WESTON BENSON
"THE WILD FOWLER"
1923. Edition of 150. Pencil signed in the margin, etching
Image size: 7 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. (19.4 x 29.8cm)
Sheet size: 11 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. (29.2 x 40cm)
1922. Edition of 150. Pencil signed in the margin, etching
Image size: 9 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. (24.8 x 30.2cm)
"THE DARKENING SKY"
1925. Edition of 150. Pencil signed in the margin, etching
Image size: 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. (12.4 x 17.2cm)
The Estate of Andre and Nancy Brewster, Maryland.
The Wild Fowler: sheet with slight deckling to outer left, right and bottom edges, the outer top edge with a thin linear area of glue residue and affixed paper. The sheet is laid down to thin cardboard undermat, with pale light staining. Sheet size is: 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. A good, crisp impression.
Cloudy Dawn: sheet with slight deckling to outer right and left edges, with light staining and thin line of mat burn, and with mount staining and another line of mat burn within outer edges of sheet. Bottom edge of sheet, in the margin, has some losses at lower center right, and at lower left corner - these losses to sheet in the margin, and NOT in the image, are covered over by the overmat. In the lower margin is the title and various other notations, all in pencil, covered by overmat. Sheet size is: 12 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches. With two tape hinges top edge verso affixed to mat. A good, crisp impression.
Darkening Sky: sheet with slight deckling to outer right and bottom edges, with two tape hinges top edge verso affixed to mat, very pale light staining and very pale mount staining. Inscribed with title and other various notations, all in pencil, in lower margin, covered by overmat. Sheet size is: 9 1/8 x 10 13/16 inches. A good, crisp impression.
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