Frank Benson prints for sale

American, 1862-1951

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After Sunset -  BENSON

After Sunset
Etching, 1917, Paff 113, edition 152. 6 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Very good condition apart from the faintest trace of mat discoloration along the edge of a early mat opening. Ex-collection: "E.C.C." (Not in Lugt).
$1,000

Broadbills -  BENSON

Broadbills
Drypoint, 1919, Paff 153, edition 150. 10 x 7 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate and signed in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Very good condition. Faint discoloration at the extreme outer edges of the sheet, verso.
SOLD

Cloudy Dawn -  BENSON

Cloudy Dawn
Etching, 1922, Paff 215, edition 150. 9 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in pencil lower left. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is good apart from a skillfully repaired tear in the upper left corner margin just outside the image.
$900

Dark Pool -  BENSON

Dark Pool
Drypoint, 1920, Paff 189, edition 150. 8 x 11 7/8 in. Initialed in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a superb impression; rich in burr. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is one of Benson's most "artistic" non-sporting works.
SOLD

Ducks -  BENSON

Ducks
Drypoint, 1916, Paff 95, edition 41. 8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of this rare early work. The paper is a light cream wove bearing an acorn watermark. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
SOLD

Ducks at Play -  BENSON

Ducks at Play
Drypoint, 1923, Paff 217, edition 150. 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression rich with drypoint burr. The margins are full. The condition is fine. The large work exemplifies Benson's command of the drypoint technique. As a gifted painter and watercolorist, he was able to translate his painterly brush skills to this difficult intaglio medium.
$1,800

Ducks in the Rain -  BENSON

Ducks in the Rain
Etching, 1918, Paff 147, edition 100. 7 7/8 x 6 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on off-white laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just a small repaired tear in the lower margin, well away from the image.) This lovely work shows Benson's great ability to create atmospheric effects with simple lines and careful inking of the plate.
$850

Grouse on a Pine Bough -  BENSON

Grouse on a Pine Bough
Drypoint, 1920, Paff 176, edition 150. 3 x 2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. (There are two small, old hinges at top corners but they are not at all obtrusive.) The margins are full. This is a wonderful Benson print; small, but a gem.
SOLD

Here They Come -  BENSON

Here They Come
Drypoint, 1928, Paff 278, edition 150. 13 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on off-white laid paper with a partial watermark "England". The margins are wide. The condition is very good other than minor rippling in the margins and a slight trace of old tape adhesive in the extreme right edge of the right margin. This large, exemplary work is a masterful example of Benson's painterly command of the drypoint medium.
SOLD

Here They Come -  BENSON

Here They Come
Drypoint, 1928, Paff 176, edition 150. 13 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression on off-white paper with ENGLAND as a watermark. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This large, impressive print is a major work by the artist and shows his painterly command of the drypoint medium.
SOLD

Migrating Geese -  BENSON

Migrating Geese
Drypoint, 1916, Paff/Ordeman 106 (ii/III), total edition 162. 10 x 7 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on cream-colored Japanese paper. The margins are full. There are three published states of this print and each impression is numbered. This is Benson at his best working with drypoint as an almost painterly medium.
$1,000

Rain Squall -  BENSON

Rain Squall
Etching, 1931, Paff 317, edition 150. 6 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed in black ink on white laid paper. The paper bears the watermark ENGLAND. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Additional works by Benson are currently available.
SOLD

Silhouette -  BENSON

Silhouette
Etching, 1917, Paff 119 (ii/II), edition 45 in two states. 3 x 4 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression in fine condition. The margins appear to be full and untrimmed. This is an unnumbered artist's proof of the second state. (First state impressions were numbered 1-8; second state impressions 9-45.)
SOLD

The Darkening Sky -  BENSON

The Darkening Sky
Drypoint, 1925, Paff 253, edition 150. 4 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression printed on J WHATMAN watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
$900

The Long Journey -  BENSON

The Long Journey
Etching, 1926, Paff 254, edition 150. 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. Here we have a fine impression printed with nicely inked plate tone. The paper is a fine off-white laid with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is a perfectly fine example of Benson's sporting art.
$1,500

The Sheldrake's Brood -  BENSON

The Sheldrake's Brood
Drypoint, 1926, Paff 258, edition 150. 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on J WHATMAN watermarked paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a very faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening.
$800

Two Canoes -  BENSON

Two Canoes
Etching, 1927, Paff 266, edition 150. 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on light cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Benson did a few other canoe related prints including, "Running the Rapids," (P269), "Riverman," (P195) and "Canoeman" (P161).
$2,600

Yellowlegs in Sunlight -  BENSON

Yellowlegs in Sunlight
Drypoint, 1928, Paff 285, edition 150. 9 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. Initialed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression rich with burr. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's an ever so slight suggestion of toning within an early mat opening.) This beautiful print shows Benson as a master of the drypoint medium. He was a gifted watercolorist and this print displays the painterly characteristics of a Japanese brush painting.
$1,500


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