The Long Journey, 1926, trial proof B-4 (Paff, 254). Signed "FrankWBenson-" in pencil l.l., inscribed "B-4" in pencil l.l. Etching on laid paper, plate size 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (24.6 x 29.8 cm), unmatted, unframed. Condition: Minor handling creases to upper margin, soft breaks to sheet along upper edge of plate mark, pencil annotations to lower margin and verso.
Provenance: Descended within the family of the artist.
N.B. Benson created three trial states prior to the published state. The changes made between the B trial and the final version are subtle and effect primarily the shading of the breasts of the geese, and the edge of the shoreline on the right side. Estimate $700-900
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