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Benton M Spruance
1904-1967, American

Spinner Play
1904-1967, American
Spinner Play

This dynamic football scene is a very rare original lithograph by American artist Benton Spruance, titled "Spinner Play". The image size is 13 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches, published in 1934 in a small edition of 50, pencil signed, numbered and inscribed, "For Dear Collet with best regards- Spruance". This print has an approximately 2 inch repaired tear in the lower center of the image just above the margin, but it really is barely perceptible. Benton Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.


Set Pieces: Vanity of Trust
1904-1967, American
Set Pieces: Vanity of Trust

Lithograph, image size 13 x 18 1/2 inches, 1949, edition of 30, pencil signed, titled and editioned. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.


Ecclesiastes - Essay 2
1904-1967, American
Ecclesiastes - Essay 2

Lithograph, image size 18 x 13 inches, edition of 30, 1945, print signed, dated, edition number, and title in pencil. Plate signed "BS" l.r. Fine & Looney 246. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.

Painting

Summer Pasture
1872- c.1950, American
Summer Pasture

A sunny New England landscape by Dexter Dawes, the sight size of this watercolor is 13 3/4 x 19 3/4, painted in 1935 and is signed and dated by the artist; in the original frame. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.

Print

United States Stand at the Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, London 1851
British
United States Stand at the Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, London 1851

Original period, hand colored lithograph, From the paintings by Nash, Haghe and Roberts R.A., published in Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851, by Dickinson Bros, London, 1854, signed J. Nash in the plate, lower left, 13 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches.

Drawing

All-y, All-y In Free
1932-2009, American
All-y, All-y In Free

Gouache and graphite on paper, size 10 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches, signed lower left