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Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951) The Sheldrake's Brood


Auction:
3072B
Lot:
22
Sold for:
$923

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Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951)

The Sheldrake's Brood, 1926, proof C-4 (Paff, 258). Signed "Frank W Benson" in pencil l.l. Drypoint on laid paper, plate size 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (9.8 x 15.0 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Margins 1 1/2 inches or more with deckled top and left edges, fingerprints to margins, with additional pencil annotations l.r., brown paper tape hinges to upper corners.

Provenance: Descended within the family of the artist.

N.B. Proof C shows the mother and ducklings complete other than changes of shading, but two subsequent states were made prior to the published state.
Estimate $700-900


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