Frank W. Benson Etchings in High Demand

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.

Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Two Duck Hunters, 1926, watercolor, 24.25 by 17.5 inches ($92,000)

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6 Responses to Frank W. Benson Etchings in High Demand

  1. Bradshaw Rogers says:

    I have 2 etchings by Frank Benson that i would like to sell “Nascaupee Indian” $1800. and “Lone Pintail” $550. or both $2200. Elisabeth Benson Rogers was my Grandmother. If interested, email me or call at 251-509-7317

  2. I have three etchings by Frank Benson that I’m interested in selling. “Morning” for $1200. “Geese Alighting for $1500 and Black Geese at Dusk for $600

  3. Chuck Goldstine says:

    I have recently purchased an Benson etching with notes written in pencil across the bottom below

    ‘251 Pointer Dog 30 Farrell’
    Can anyone give me any infor on this piece. If possible email,

  4. Susi dietz says:

    I have a signed etching of frank benson’s Nacaupee Indian. Originally bought and framed in Ohio sometime in the 1940’s. Does anyone know how much it is worth in the private market? Thanks

  5. D.W. Kopf says:

    I have a Benson signed etching — Cloudy Dawn. Private market worth?

  6. Kathleen says:

    Framed paint of Summer by Frank WZBenson. Want to know value. Original

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