View full screen - View 1 of Lot 268. Waterfall.

Property of a Private Collector, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Maurice Brazil Prendergast


Auction Closed

May 18, 09:51 PM GMT


80,000 - 120,000 USD

Lot Details


Property of a Private Collector, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Maurice Brazil Prendergast

1858 - 1924


signed Prendergast (lower left)

oil on canvas

24 ⅛ by 20 ⅛ in.

61 by 50.8 cm.

Executed in 1911. 

Carroll Galleries, New York (acquired by 1915)
John Quinn (acquired from the above in 1915)
American Art Association, New York, 9 February 1927, lot 490 (consigned by the above)
C.W. Kraushaar Galleries, New York (acquired in 1927)
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, New York (acquired from the above in 1927)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (gifted from the above in 1935)
Kraushaar Galleries, New York (acquired by 1945)
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Todd Makler, Merion, Pennsylvania (acquired in 1957)
Martha Jackson, New York (acquired in 1966)
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (acquired in 1966)
Jules Brassner, New York (acquired in 1973)
Mrs. and Mrs. Daniel R. Goldenson, Stockton, New Jersey (acquired in 1975)
R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago
Stegner Collection (acquired from the above in 1982)
Hammer Galleries, New York (acquired in 1984)
Jules Brassner (acquired from the above)
Pfeil Collection (acquired by 1992)
Joan Michelman, New York
The Forbes Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1996)
Christie's New York, 29 November 2001, lot 139 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Forbes-Watson, ed., The John Quinn Collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture, Huntington, New York, 1926, pp. 25, 178, illustrated (as Figure Study)
Forbes-Watson, "The John Quinn Collection," The Arts, 1926, p. 91
"Paintings Sold at Auction," American Art Annual, 1927, pp. 380-85
"Sale of the Quinn Collection is Completed," Art News, 1927, p. 11
"Whitney Museum Opens Prendergast Memorial Display," New York Herald Tribune, 1934, p. 21
H.H. Rhys, "Maurice B. Prendergast," Maurice Prendergast 1859-1924, Boston, 1960, p. 52
Richard J. Wattenmaker, Puvis de Chavannes and the Modern Tradition, Ontario, Canada, 1975, p. 192
Judith Zilczer, The Noble Buyer: John Quinn, Patron of the Avant Garde, Washington, D.C., 1978, p. 178
Carol Clark, Nancy Mowll-Mathews and Gwendolyn Owens, Maurice Brazil Prendergast and Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné, Williamstown, 1990, no. 357, p. 285, illustrated
C. Forbes, "The Forbes Magazine Collection," American Art Review, 1999, pp. 128-141
New York, Carroll Galleries, Paintings in Oil and Watercolor by Maurice Prendergast, 1915, no. 6
San Francisco, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915, no. 5136
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Summer Exhibition: Paintings and Sculpture, 1932
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Prendergast Memorial Exhibition, 1934, no. 42
New York, Museum of Modern Art, on extended loan, 1935-45
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts; Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor; Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Maurice Prendergast Retrospective Exhibition, 1960, no. 22, illustrated
Southampton, Parrish Art Museum, Exhibition of "The Eight," 1974
New York, Knoedler Galleries, Paintings and Watercolors by Maurice Prendergast, 1974, no. 39
College Park, University of Maryland Art Gallery; Austin, University of Texas Art Museum; Des Moines, Des Moines Art Center; Columbus, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts; Ithaca, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Maurice Prendergast Retrospective, 1976, no. 68
New York, Hammer Galleries, The Gallery Collection: 19th and 20th Century American and European Paintings, 1984, n.p., illustrated
Columbus, The Columbus Museum of Art and traveling, Masterworks of American Impressionism from the Pfeil Collection, 1992, no. 62, illustrated
New York, The Forbes Magazine Galleries, 200 Years of American Art from the Forbes Magazine Collection, 1999, no. 39