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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

The Road Home
1829-1913, Canadian/American

Oil on panel, 9 x 11 inches, 1874, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. This is a wonderful tonalist view of a horse drawn hay wagon bound for home in the bleak cold of winter. This painting is by well known Canadian painter Francois B. De Blois. His formal art education includes studies in Europe (c.1870) under Charles-François Daubigny (see AskART) probably in Paris or Auvers sur Oise a suburb to the north of Paris; and under Vincenzo Marinelli (see AskART) in Naples, Italy.

Print

The Faggot Gatherers
1892-1944, French

Etching, image size 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, c. 1920, plate signed l.l. and pencil signed l.r. Millet was the grandson of the famous Barbizon artist Jean-Francois Millet well known for his paintings of rural life.

Drawing

Study
1899-1987, American

Pen and ink drawing, image size 7 3/4 x 10 inches, c. 1930, signed and initialed l.r.