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Property from an Important American Collection

Maurice B. Prendergast

East Boston Ferry

Auction Closed

May 19, 03:38 PM GMT


150,000 - 250,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Important American Collection

Maurice B. Prendergast

1858 - 1924

East Boston Ferry

signed Prendergast (lower left)

oil on panel

14 ½ by 12 ¾ inches

(37.5 by 33 cm)

Painted in 1907-10.

The artist
Charles Prendergast, 1924 (his brother)
Mrs. Charles Prendergast, 1948 (by descent)
Kraushaar Galleries, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Meyer P. Potamkin, 1953 (sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 21, 2003, lot 20)
Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired by the present owner from the above 
Hedley Howell Rhys, Maurice Prendergast: The Sources and Development of His Style, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1952, p. 150
Bennard B. Perlman and John Sloan, The Immortal Eight: American Painting from Eakins to the Armory Show, Westport, Connecticut, 1979, p. 143, illustrated
Bennard B. Perlman, Painters of the Ashcan School: The Immortal Eight, New York, 1988, p. 143, illustrated
Linda Bantel, "The Potamkin Collection of American Art," The Magazine Antiques, August 1989, p. 299
Carol Clark, Nancy Mowll Mathews and Gwendolyn Owens, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1990, no. 235, p. 259, illustrated
New York, Kraushaar Art Galleries, Exhibition of Paintings and Watercolors by Maurice Prendergast, October-November 1930, no. 15
Toronto, Canada, Toronto Art Gallery, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings by Maurice Prendergast, October 1931, no. 15
New York, Macbeth Gallery, 'The Eight' (of 1908) Thirty Years After, January 1938, no. 20, n.p., illustrated
Andover, Massachusetts, Phillips Academy, Addison Gallery of American Art, The Prendergasts: Retrospective Exhibition of the Work of Maurice and Charles Prendergast, September-November 1938, no. 72, p. 22
Chicago, Illinois, University of Chicago, Exhibition of Paintings in Oil and Watercolor by Maurice Prendergast with Watercolors by Charles Demuth and Carl Kohler, January-February 1946, no. 4
Boston, Massachusetts, Margaret Brown Gallery, Maurice Prendergast, March 1950, no. 2, n.p., illustrated
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Paintings and Water Colors by Maurice Prendergast: A Loan Exhibition, November 1966, no. 40, n.p., illustrated 
Dallas, Texas, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, The M.P. Potamkin Collection, January-March 1970, no. 58
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, William Penn Memorial Museum, An Alumnus Salutes Dickinson College 200th Anniversary (From the Collection of Meyer and Vivian Potamkin), November 1972-January 1973, no. 127, pp. 14, 55, illustrated
Allentown, Pennsylvania, Allentown Art Museum, The City in American Painting, January-March 1973, p. 25, illustrated
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, American Art from the Collection of Vivian and Meyer P. Potamkin, June-October 1989, p. 12