Historic Benson Painting Fails to Find a Buyer at Auction

Date: February 13,  2015
Author: Faith Andrews Bedford
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When Frank W. Benson returned from two years of study at the Academie Julian in Paris he  hung out his shingle and began painting portraits as quickly as he could. He'd just become engaged to a childhood friend, Ellen Peirson, and needed to prove to her widowed mother that he could.

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