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Benton M Spruance
1904-1967, American

Spinner Play
1904-1967, American

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

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

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

Seascape
1855-1931, American

Oil on canvas, 15 x 20 inches, signed lower left

Print

The Thames at Richmond
1857-1926, American

Etching, image size 8 5/8 x 11 inches, pencil signed

Drawing

Edge of the Field
1872- c.1950, American

This landscape drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches and is signed in the lower right corner. 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 drawings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.