Frank Benson
American (1862-1951)
Head, 1914
Drypoint
9×8 IN.

Paff-Ordeman 29. Published state (left hand is erased, right forearm redone more like first trial proof, most shading removed from dress, body, chair, and window frame). Number 15 in an intended edition of 35, only 18 were printed. Signed in pencil lower left: "Frank W Benson"; numbered in pencil lower right: "15/35". Signed in plate lower left: "F. W. Benson". Watermark along center right edge: "ITALY / [Square Emblem]". A fine impression in fine condition aside from slight matburn, printed on sheet measuring 13 x 9 ¾ inches with margins extending at least 7/8 inches.
Accompanied by gallery label from The Gage Gallery: "THE GAGE GALLERY / 2258 EUCLID AVENUE / CLEVELAND, OHIO / RARE ETCHINGS / AND / ENGRAVINGS / "Head" / by / F. W. Benson/N.A / 35 impressions only / Plate destroyed".

$ 6,500