Frank Benson
1862-1951, American

Flying Widgeon
1862-1951, American

A very fine sporting etching by Frank Benson, this image measures 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, published in 1924, cat: Ordeman-231, pencil signed below the image, titled on the lower edge of the sheet. Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began his sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds.


Black Ducks No. 2
1862-1951, American

A rare working proof by American sporting artist Frank Benson, this etching measures 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, published in 1922, cat: Ordeman-165, proof C-2, pencil signed below the image, titled "Black Ducks No 2" and inscribed "C-2" in the lower margin. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.


Marshes at Evening
1862-1951, American

This is a very rich impression of a great sporting etching by Frank Benson. The image size is 9 x 11 inches, published in 1918 in an edition of 150, cat: Ordeman-131, pencil signed and numbered "6". This etching is titled "Marshes at Evening" in the Ordeman catalog, although it is titled in the artist's hand on the lower margin as "Evening in the Marshes". In his catalog of Benson's prints, Ordeman quotes John Taylor Arms, who said of Benson, "[He] has achieved the distinction of founding a school- that of the modern sporting artist.


Turnstones
$1200.00
1862-1951, American

A superb, richly inked original etching with drypoint by American sporting artist Frank Benson. The image size is 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, published in 1928 in an edition of 150 proofs on Whatman laid type paper, pencil signed. This image is # 283 in the Ordeman catalog. Frank Benson is widely considered the founder of the American sporting etching. In his catalog of Benson's prints, Ordeman quotes John Taylor Arms, who said of Benson, "[He] has achieved the distinction of founding a school- that of the modern sporting artist.


Over the Tree Tops
1862-1951, American

This rare 1915 Benson etching measures 5 x 7 7/8 inches. It is signed, numbered and titled on the lower margin. In the Ordeman catalogue it is #84. Printed on Normandy vellum, only 54 proofs were made of which fifty are signed and numbered. Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.


Morning Flight
1862-1951, American

This expressive drypoint etching of ducks taking flight by Frank Benson was published in 1918 in an edition of 150. It is pencil signed on the lower margin. This image measures 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches with wide margins on a sheet size of 12 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches. Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began his sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known.


Pintails Passing
$1400.00
1862-1951, American

Etching, drypoint, image size 15 x 9 7/8 inches, 1930, trial proof before the published state of 150, Ordeman #300, pencil signed l.l. "Frank W. Benson", printed on Whatman paper.


The Passing Flock
$1250.00
1862-1951, American

Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 13 3/4 in, 1927, signed in pencil, published state, edition of 150 (Paff 277), on laid paper with "ENGLAND" watermark


Red Heads No. 2
$1250.00
1862-1951, American

Etching, image size 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, published state, 1923, Ordeman 226

Painting

Late Afternoon Sail

Magical scene of a late afternoon sail measures 7 1/2 x 11 1/5 inches. Oil on board with a possible signature on the l.r. Framed. (M)

Print

Velasquez
1922-2000, American

Wood engraving, image size 20 x 13 1/2 inches, published c. 1963 in an edition of 50, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-458, unsigned.

Drawing

White Birch
1872- c.1950, American

Pen and ink by Dexter Dawes measuring 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. "White Birches H. Hill June 29 - 1915" written in the artist hand on the lower margin.