Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1858-1924)
A Double-sided Work: St. Malo (recto) and Girls at a Sailboat Pond (verso)
Signed "Prendergast" in pencil on recto l.l., St. Malo c. 1907,
Sailboat c. 1900-03.
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 12 x 12 3/8 in. (30.5 x 31.4 cm), framed.
Condition: St. Malo with minor foxing to sky, small loss to u.r. corner of the sheet, subtle rippling.
Provenance: From the artist to Charles Prendergast (1924), to Mrs. Charles Prendergast (1948), to the present collection (1984).
Literature: Carol Clark, Nancy Mowll Mathews, and Gwendolyn Owens, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: a catalogue raisonné (Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art, 1990), p. 438, cat. no. 908.
Horizontal crease across the full width of the sheet, about 1/4 of the way up the sheet from the bottom edge. Small paper loss to u.r. corner, soiling to edges of sheet, scattered minor fox marks, subtle rippling. The double sided work is matted with windows on both sides. The work is held in the mat with clear photo corners, plus six delicate rice paper hinges, 2 at the top edge near the corners, 2 at the upper edges of the sides, and 2 at the lower center. These hinges are adhered to the very edges of the recto.
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