American Prints

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The Long Journey -  BENSON

The Long Journey
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Etching, 1926, Paff 254, edition 150. 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. Here we have a fine impression printed with nicely inked plate tone. The paper is a fine off-white laid with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is a perfectly fine example of Benson's sporting art.
$1,500

Migrating Geese -  BENSON

Migrating Geese
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Drypoint, 1916, Paff/Ordeman 106 (ii/III), total edition 162. 10 x 7 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on cream-colored Japanese paper. The margins are full. There are three published states of this print and each impression is numbered. This is Benson at his best working with drypoint as an almost painterly medium.
SOLD

Here They Come -  BENSON

Here They Come
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Drypoint, 1928, Paff 176, edition 150. 13 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression on off-white paper with ENGLAND as a watermark. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This large, impressive print is a major work by the artist and shows his painterly command of the drypoint medium.
SOLD

Two Canoes -  BENSON

Two Canoes
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Etching, 1927, Paff 266, edition 150. 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on light cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Benson did a few other canoe related prints including, "Running the Rapids," (P269), "Riverman," (P195) and "Canoeman" (P161).
$2,600

The Darkening Sky -  BENSON

The Darkening Sky
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Drypoint, 1925, Paff 253, edition 150. 4 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression printed on J WHATMAN watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
$900

Yellowlegs in Sunlight -  BENSON

Yellowlegs in Sunlight
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Drypoint, 1928, Paff 285, edition 150. 9 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. Initialed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression rich with burr. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's an ever so slight suggestion of toning within an early mat opening.) This beautiful print shows Benson as a master of the drypoint medium. He was a gifted watercolorist and this print displays the painterly characteristics of a Japanese brush painting.
$1,500

The Sheldrake's Brood -  BENSON

The Sheldrake's Brood
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Drypoint, 1926, Paff 258, edition 150. 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on J WHATMAN watermarked paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a very faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening.
$800

Ducks -  BENSON

Ducks
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Drypoint, 1916, Paff 95, edition 41. 8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of this rare early work. The paper is a light cream wove bearing an acorn watermark. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
SOLD

Ducks at Play -  BENSON

Ducks at Play
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Drypoint, 1923, Paff 217, edition 150. 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression rich with drypoint burr. The margins are full. The condition is fine. The large work exemplifies Benson's command of the drypoint technique. As a gifted painter and watercolorist, he was able to translate his painterly brush skills to this difficult intaglio medium.
SOLD

The Boy -  BENTON

The Boy
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1948, Fath 72, edition 250. 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are wide. This endearing print depicts an Ozark boy on his way to school or to find work. A painting exists of the same subject.
$5,000

The Corral -  BENTON

The Corral
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1948, Fath 71, edition 250. 9 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are wide. The scene depicted was in western Nebraska. A painting of this subject done in tempera on paper exists.
$4,000

Old Man Reading -  BENTON

Old Man Reading
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1941 , Fath 44, edition 250. 10 x 12 1/8 in. Signed on the stone and signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$4,000

Island Hay -  BENTON

Island Hay
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1945, Fath 68, edition 250. 10 x 12 5/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with wide and possibly full margins. The condition is excellent. The scene depicted is on Martha's Vineyard, MA, and this engaging print relates to a painting as well as a drawing, the latter produced during the 1920s.
SOLD

Lonesome Road -  BENTON

Lonesome Road
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1938, Fath 18, edition 250. 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed on the stone and signed in pencil, lower right. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. This print was based on a painting done in 1927. In addition, there's a related drawing which Benton drew from a train window while he was traveling in Nebraska.
$3,800

A Drink of Water -  BENTON

A Drink of Water
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1937, Fath 15, edition 250. 10 x 14 1/4 in. Signed on the stone and signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This early work was based on a drawing done in the Ozarks. A painting of this subject also exists.
$3,800

Shallow Creek -  BENTON

Shallow Creek
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1939, Fath 32, edition 250. 14 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The small, original hinges are at the top corners and we have the AAA label which came with the print as issued.
$4,000

Night Firing -  BENTON

Night Firing
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1943, Fath 57, edition 250. 8 5/8 x 13 1/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left corner. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is fine other than for extremely faint toning from an early mat opening. Related to a drawing and painting, this dramatic night scene depicts a North Carolina subject. The shed is where tobacco is dried.
$3,800

The Farmer's Daughter -  BENTON

The Farmer's Daughter
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1944, Fath 62, edition 250. 9 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Here we have a fine impression in fine, untouched condition. The margins are full. (The original AAA hinges still remain at the top corners.) This lovely work depicts a scene in northwest Missouri. A drawing dates from 1940 and a painting also preceded the lithograph.
SOLD

West Texas -  BENTON

West Texas
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1952, Fath 77, edition 300. 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. Signed and dated on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are wide and probably full and the condition is excellent. This scene depicts the Texas panhandle and it's the only print of Texas done by Benton. This exceptional work was based on a drawing from 1944 and was commissioned and circulated by Southern Methodist University.
$4,500

Unemployed Marchers -  BIBEL

Unemployed Marchers
LEON BIBEL
American, (1913-1995)
Lithograph printed in black and gray, 1938-1988, edition 25. 11 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This fine impression has full margins. The condition is excellent. This WPA print was originally drawn on stone in 1938 and early impressions are not known. The artist published the work in 1988 in an edition of 25. Bibel was working in New York when this great image was first created.
$1,800

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