Frank Benson drypoints for sale

American, 1862-1951

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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

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.
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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.
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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.
SOLD

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.
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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.
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 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

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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