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Inscription

lower left in pen and brown ink: Maurice Prendergast; by unknown hand, lower right verso in black chalk: 1909 / Venice

Provenance

The artist; Charles Prendergast [1863-1948], Boston and New York, 1924; Mrs. Charles Prendergast, New York and Westport, CT, 1948; John Davis Skilton, Jr., Fairfield, CT, 1962; Ernest Hillman, Jr., Washington, DC, 1972; gift to NGA, 2003.

Exhibition History
2006
The Poetry of Light: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2006.
2014
The Poetry of Light - La poesia della luce: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, Museo Correr, Venice, Venice, 2014 - 2015, no. 138.
Bibliography
1960
Maurice Prendergast: 1859-1924. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1960: 89 and 144, no. 82.
1990
Clark, Carol, Nancy Mowll Mathews, and Gwendolyn Owens. Maurice Brazil Prendergast and Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné. Williamstown and Munich, 1990: 377, no. 686.