Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951) Two Impressions of Baldpates

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Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951)

Two Impressions of Baldpates, 1924, proof A-2 and an impression of the published state of 150 (Paff, 235). Both signed "FrankWBenson." in pencil l.l. and with pencil annotations l.l. Drypoints on laid paper (the proof with VENETIA watermark), plate sizes 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (19.5 x 24.7 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Margins over 1 1/4 inches with most edges deckled, soiling and fingerprints to margins of proof.

Provenance: Descended within the family of the artist.

N.B. There were seven proof states of this composition (designated A-G) before the published version.
Estimate $500-700

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