Wooster Farm, North Haven, Maine

Frank Weston Benson, American, 1862 - 1951

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1924

Watercolor over graphite on wove paper

Overall: 16 1/2 x 20 5/8 in. (41.9 x 52.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the artist's granddaughter, Corinne Benson Johnson

2011.58

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower left: F. W. Benson. / '24.; recent reframing information stamped on reverse of backing: PERAKIS FRAMES, INC. / 18 BANK STREET / PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19106; stamped below framer's address: JAN 12 2004

Exhibition History

Summer in New England: Impressionist Watercolors by Childe Hassam and Frank W. Benson, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 4-February 2012. [curated by Frances B. Middleton, Class of 2012, the Homma Family Intern]

Possibly exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts annual watercolor exhibition in 1924 as My House.

Published References

Bedford, Faith Andrews, Frank W. Benson: American Impressionist. New York: Rizzoli, 1994. Bedford, Faith Andrews, Laurene Buckley, Dean T. Lahikainen, and Jane M. Winchell. The Art of Frank W. Benson. Salem, Mass. The Peabody-Essex Museum, 1999. Bedford, Faith Andrews, Susan C. Faxon, Bruce W. Chambers. Frank W. Benson: A Retrospective. New York: Berry-Hill Galleries, 1989. Frank W. Benson: The Impressionist Years. New York: Spanierman Gallery, 1988. Frank W. Benson (1862–1951): Watercolors. Boston: Vose Galleries of Boston, 1997.

Provenance

The artist (1862-1951); to his son, George E. Benson (1891-1978), Chatham, Massachusetts; to his daughter Corinne Benson Johnson, Hanover, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 2011.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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