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  • ARTIST: Frank Benson

  • MEDIUM: Drypoint,

    DATE: 1926

  • EDITION SIZE: No edition, 8 proofs. Image size 3 7/8 x 4 15/16" (99 x 125 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: First state of two. Two recorded impressions of the first state and six of the second. According to Paff the plate was damaged in state 2 and Benson destroyed the plate. The image was used to make the larger plate "Nightfall (second plate) Paff 262.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed in pencil, inscribed "A-2, Trial proof A, Reproduce." This is the impression that was used to illustrate this print in Paff.

  • CONDITION: Good condition, save for several soft creases.

  • REFERENCE: Paff #256.