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Maurice Brazil Prendergast

150,000 - 250,000 USD
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  • Maurice Brazil Prendergast
  • Public Gardens, Boston
  • signed Prendergast (lower right) and signed again indistinctly (lower left); also titled Public Gardens/Boston and dated 1901 (on the reverse)
  • watercolor and pencil on paper
  • 10 1/4 by 18 1/4 inches
  • (26 by 46.4 cm)


The artist's estate
Charles Prendergast (the artist's brother), 1924
Mrs. Charles Prendergast (his wife), 1948
Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, 1986
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Alexander Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1993


Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Museum of Art, Special Exhibition of Water Colors and Monotypes by Mr. Maurice B. Prendergast, November 1901, no. 18
Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution; Paris, France, Musée du Petit Palais, Impressionistes Américains, March-May 1982, no. 43, p. 111, illustrated
New York, Coe Kerr Gallery, The Remembered Image: Prendergast Watercolors 1896-1906, October-December 1986, no. 29, p. 12, illustrated 
New York, Coe Kerr Gallery, American Impressionism II: An Exhibition and Sale of Paintings, Watercolors and Pastels, May-June 1989, illustrated fig. 29, p. 24


Barbara Novak, "American Impressionism," Portfolio, vol. 4, March-April 1982, p. 76, illustrated
Carol Clark, Nancy Mowll Mathews and Gwendolyn Owens, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1990, no. 770, p. 405, illustrated