Etchings by Boston artist, Frank W. Benson (1862-1951) continued to be in high demand, and the notable offering of each of the “Big Four” etchings achieved strong results. The Gunner led the way with what is believed to be an auction record for any etching by the artist, selling for $21,850 on a $10,000-$15,000 estimate. Old Tom and Marsh Gunnereach sold for $11,500, within their $10,000-$15,000 estimates, andWinder Wildfowling exceeded expectations, fetching $10,925 on a $5,000-$10,000 estimate. Benson’s exceptional watercolors also proved to be popular, with the best image Two Duck Hunters selling over its $60,000-$90,000 estimate for $92,000 to a collector in the room. The fishing scene Poling Out was a relative bargain, estimated at $60,000-$90,000 and selling just above the low mark for $69,000.