Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951)
Salem Harbor, 1882, only (published) state, edition of about 1,500 (Paff, 1). Signed and dated within the plate. Etching on laid paper, plate size 5 x 7 7/8 in. (12.5 x 20.0 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Toning, holes and tears to margin along lower edge.
N.B. This was Benson's very first etching, and he would not return to the medium for 30 years. It was published as a frontispiece for the second number of the magazine The Art Student. The publication was created by the students of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. Benson was one its editors.
The sheet measures 9 3/8 x 11 5/8 inches, and is brittle.
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