The Seamstress, Frank Weston Benson

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A prominent member of the Boston School and founder of the group of painters called "The Ten," Frank Weston Benson is recognized as a leading figure in American Impressionism. Painted in 1913, The Seamstress possesses all the traits of the artist's highly personal and celebrated style. It is a beautiful and intimate depiction of the artist's beloved daughter Eleanor that manifests Benson's bold brushwork and mastery of light and atmosphere.

Interior scenes such as the The Seamstress were complements to Benson's celebrated depictions of women and children out of doors and the artist's primary focus during the winter months spent in Boston. The Seamstress is a superior example of these domestic portraits that Benson was producing during the early 1900s. Here his twenty-three year old daughter, Eleanor, sits elegantly engrossed in her craft in a softly lit corner of his St. Botolph Street studio. She sews next to the window, which serves as the light source for the composition and illuminates her needlework and her flowing white dress, as well as the wall behind her. Beside her is an 18th-century William and Mary turned walnut gate leg table, created in Boston between 1720-1740, with a circular top with drop leaves above a rectangular frieze that continues to baluster and vasiform turned supports with two swing legs ending on turned feet. Upon the table, a violin, potted plant and a pitcher rest, silhouetted by the light which pours in through the window behind them and catches small highlights on each of the objects. Closest to the sitter is her kit with spools of thread in vibrant reds and cobalts. 
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All prints are made using archival art stocks and UV pigment inks to give up to 200 years life. Prints are sold unframed and unmounted.


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Fine art papers are printed without any additional white border Please let us know at the time of ordering if you would like a small additional white border.

Rolled canvas options have an additional white border of approximately 2.5 inches (7cm) on all 4 sides to aid stretching.

Ready to hang canvas panels are stretched on 1.5 inch deep solid pine frames from sustainable forestry sources. The image is mirrored on all 4 sides to give an aesthetically pleasing finish.

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