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1931 Tipped-In Print Frank W. Benson Sketch Art Mallard Birds Landing Hunting

1931 Tipped-In Print Frank W. Benson Sketch Art Mallard Birds Landing Hunting

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This is an original 1931 tipped-in halftone print of a dry point etching titled "Mallards at Evening." The original artwork was held in the collection of Reverend P. E. Hoey.

A native of Salem, Massachusetts, Frank W. Benson studied art at Boston's Museum School, where he served as editor for the school's publication. In 1883, Benson studied at the Academie Julian in Paris. Upon, his return to the states, Benson opened his own art studio on Chestnut Street in Salem, where he began painting portraits of friends and family. Sometime later, Benson taught at the Portland, Maine, Society of Art and the Museum School in Boston. His works have been represented in the Cincinnati Museum, the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Worcester Art Museum, the Indianapolis Art Association, the Chicago Art Institute, the Metropolitan Museum, the Detroit Athletic Club, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, the Detroit Institute, the Los Angeles Museum and the Butler Art Museum of Youngstown, Ohio. Benson have received many awards including the Third Hallgarten, Clarke Prizes, the National Academy of Design Medal, the Silver Medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900, the Shaw Purchase of the Society of American Artists, the Gold Medal at the Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh, Gold Medals at the St. Louis Exposition of 1904, the Proctor Prize at the National Academy of Design, the Gold Medal at the Philadelphia Art Club, the Temple Gold Medal at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Logan Prize at the Chicago Society of Etchers, the Corcoran Gold Medal at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington and many more. Benson has been referred to as the Dean of Contemporary American etchers.

Please note these are reproductions from 1931. Each print is marked "REPRO," as visible in digital image.

CONDITION

This 80+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging in margins. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. Light water stain - left margin.

  • Product Type: Orig. Tipped-in Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.25 x 9.75 inches; 21 x 25 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of tipped-in halftone prints of etchings of ducks, geese, and bird hunters by Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), the noted etcher and painter of wildfowl and landscapes scenes As noted above, these are original to 1931, but in 1931 they would have been reproductions created from earlier works) which is why each print was marked "REPRO." They are tipped in on a textured cream stock and perfect for framing.

This piece was illustrated by Benson, Frank W. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

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