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The Silver Screen

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The art-viewing public knew Frank Benson for his depictions of traditional American girlhood [08.326], but works like The Silver Screen illustrate his fifty-year preoccupation with still life. Here Benson uses carefully selected studio props to pay homage to his roots in Salem, Massachusetts,...

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Inscription

Lower right: F.W. Benson/1921

Provenance

The artist; to F. L. Dunne, 175 Bay State Road, Boston, 1921; to Miss Alice M. Dunne, 175 Bay State Road, Boston, by 1938; to Mr. and Mrs. John Dorsey, Wellesley, Mass.; with Vose Galleries, Boston, 1979; to MFA, 1979, purchase.

Credit Line

A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

1921

Accession Number

1979.615

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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