Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951)
Two Black Ducks, 1930, proof impression B-1 (Paff, 295). Signed "FrankWBenson." in pencil l.l. Drypoint on laid paper, plate size 14 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. (37.5 x 30.0 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Full sheet with deckled edges, soiling to margins, several small fox marks, creases (primarily to margins), pencil annotations to lower margin, glue/hinge residue to verso near upper edge.
Provenance: Descended within the family of the artist.
N.B. Benson made four proof states of this composition prior to the published state, but all of the essentials are visible in this second state. The subsequent states add further tone and shadows to the horizon and sky.
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