Admission is always free Directions

Open today: 11:00 to 6:00

Inscription

on the reverse: Maurice B. Prendergast / 1921

Provenance

Purchased from the artist 15 December 1923 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1921
Possibly Third Annual Exhibition - New Society of Artists, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1921, no. 70.
1922
Possibly Seventh Annual Exhibition of the Eclectics, Dudensing Galleries, New York, 1922.
1923
Ninth Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, December 1923-January 1924, no.144.
1923
Thirty-sixth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, November-December 1923, no. 178.
1924
Tenth Annual Exhibition, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1924, no. 34.
1934
Maurice Prendergast Memorial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1934, no. 104.
1954
Inaugural Exhibition, Fort Worth Art Center, 1954, no. 80.
1957
Twenty-fifth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, 1957, no. 35, Historical Section.
1959
Loan Exhibition. Masterpieces of the Corcoran Gallery of Art: A Benefit Exhibition in Honor of the Gallery's Centenary, Wildenstein, New York, 1959, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1963
The New Tradition: Modern Americans before 1940, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1963, no. 80.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, unpublished checklist.
1976
Corcoran [The American Genius]. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1976, unnumbered catalogue.
1978
The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978, unnumbered catalogue.
1985
Henri's Circle, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 20 April-16 June 1985, unnumbered checklist.
1990
Maurice Prendergast, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Phillips Collection, Washington, 1990-1991, no. 110.
1998
The Forty-fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907-1998, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998, unnumbered catalogue.
2003
The Impressionist Tradition in America, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2003-2004, unpublished checklist.
2004
Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2004-2005, unpublished checklist.
2005
Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 79.
2009
American Paintings from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 6 June-18 October 2009, unpublished checklist.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013-28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
n.d.
Corcoran Gallery of Art Archives, Office of the Director/Correspondence; C. Powell Minnigerode Records 1908-1915; Correspondance between C. Powell Minnigerode and Maurice Prendergast; 6, 7,8, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23 December 1923.
1923
"383 Works Shown by 286 Artists at Corcoran Gallery." The Washington Post (17 December 1923): 4.
1923
"Award Clark Art Prizes." The Philadelphia Public Ledger (7 December 1923).
1923
"Awards at Biennial Are Like Chicago's." Art News 22, no. 10 (15 December 1923): 2.
1923
Barker, Virgil. "Praise for Paintings at Corcoran Show." The New York Evening Post (22 December 1923): 5.
1923
"Bellows Awarded First Clark Prize." The Washington Star (6 December 1923): 1.
1923
"Bellows Winner of 1st Clark Prize." Brooklyn Daily Eagle (6 December 1923): 3.
1923
"Bellows Wins First Prize in Corcoran Exhibition." Newark Evening News (6 December 1923): 5.
1923
Brigham, Gertrude Richardson. "Art and Artists of the National Capital." The Washington Post (16 December 1923): Amusements: 9.
1923
Burroughs, Clyde H. "Director Burroughs Gives Impressions of Big Show." The Detroit News (30 December 1923): 12.
1923
"Clark Prize to Bellows." New York World (7 December 1923): 13.
1923
"Corcoran Medals Awarded to Artists." New York Evenig Post (6 December 1923): 2.
1923
Dorr, Charles Henry. "Milwaukeeans in Capital Art Show." Milwaukee Journal (23 December 1923): 5: 4.
1923
Dorr, Charles Henry. unknown title. The Brooklyn Times (23 December 1923)
1923
"Gallery Buys 11 Pictures on Show." The Washington Star (19 December 1923): 3.
1923
"George W. Bellows Wins Clark Prize." New York Evening Mail (6 December 1923)
1923
"G. W. Bellows Wins $2,000 Art Prize." The New Yrk Times (7 December 1923): 25.
1923
Mechlin, Leila. "Notes of Art and Artists [exh.review]." Washington Star (16 December 1923): 2: 13.
1923
Merrick, Lula. "In the World of Art exh. review]." New York Morning Telegraph (23 December 1923): 9.
1923
"New York Artist Wins." New York Herlad (7 December 1923): 13.
1923
"N.Y. Painters Win Two Clark Awards." New York Evening Telegram (6 December 1923).
1923
Perkins, Harley. "Contemporary American Art Shown at National Capital [exh. review]." Boston Evening Transcript (19 December 1923): 3: 2.
1923
"Prizes in Washington." Boston Evening Transcript (17 December 1923): 10.
1923
"The Washington Star." The Washington Star (16 December 1923): 1:3.
1923
"The World of Art: Ninth Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting at the Corcoran Gallery [exh. review]." The New York Times (23 December 1923): Magazine section: 10, 11, repro.
1923
"Washington Turns to Art." New York Sun and the Globe (19 December 1923): 20.
1923
Wright, Helen. "Ninth Biennial is a Brilliant Exhibit." Art News 22, no. 11 (22 December 1923): 2, repro.
1924
"A Popular Prize." Boston Evening Transcript (21 January 1924): 2: 15.
1924
Barker, Virgil. "Notes ont he Exhibitions [exh. review]." Arts 5, no. 1 (January 1924): 38, repro.
1924
"Dickinson Picture Wins Public Vote." The Washington Star (15 January 1924): 2.
1924
Flambeau, Viktor. "Public Votes This Week on Prize Picture: Corcoran Biennial Exhibition Visitors Willl Select Their Favorites." The Washington Herald (6 January 1924): March of Events section: 5.
1924
Mechlin, Leila. "Contemporary American Painting: Ninth Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art [exh. review]." American Magazine of Art 15, no. 2 (February 1924): 66. repro., 67, 72.
1924
"The Ninth Biennial at the Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, D.C." Macon Telegraph(Georgia) (6 January 1924).
1926
Milliken, William Mathewson. " Maurice Prendergast, American Artist [exh. review]." Arts 9, no. 4 (April 1926): 192.
1929
Cochrane, Albert Franz. "Maurice Prendergast Memorial Exhibition: Harvard Society for Contemporary Art Sponsors Display 5 Years After Artist's Death [exh. review]." Boston Evening Transcript (24 April 1929): 3: 14.
1931
Breuning, Margaret. Maurice Prendergast (American Artists Series). New York, 1931: 7.
1933
Downes, William Howe. "Prendergast, Maurice Brazil." In Dictionary of American Biography, ed. Dumas Malone. New York, 1961: 186.
1934
"Deaf Prendergast, Dead Ten Years, Presents His 'Still Domain' [exh. review]." Art Digest 8, no. 11 (1 March 1934): 10.
1934
Read, Helen Appleton. "Prendergast Honored at the Whitney." Brooklyn Daily Easgle (18 February 1934): B-C: 12.
1934
"Whitney Museum Opens Prendergast Memorial Display." New York Herald Tribune (21 February 1934): 21.
1934
"Whitney Will Hold Prendergast Show." Art News 32, no. 20 (17 February 1934): 3.
1937
Special Exhibition of Monotypes by Maurice Brazil Prendergast. Exh. cat. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1937.
1938
Dooley, William Germain. "Prendergast Exhibit Planned for Andover [exh. review]." Boston Evenig Transcript (10 September 1938): 3: 3.
1939
Lewis, Elisabeth Ray. "Museum Treasure of the Week: The Corcoran Gallery Collection in Review: 'The Eight.'" The Washington Post (3 September 1939): A:5.
1943
White, James T. "Prendergast, Maurice Brazil." In National Cyclopedia of American Biography. New York, 1943: 399.
1947
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Handbook of the American Paintings in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, 1947: 66.
1952
Rhys, Hedley Howel. "Maurice Prendergast: The Sources and Development of His Style." Ph.D. diss., Harvard University (1952): 164.
1954
McKinney, Ronald. The Eight (Metropolitan Museum of Art Miniatures, Album ME). New York, 1954: n.p., repro. pl. 22.
1958
L. J. P. "Corcoran is Showing Works of 'Ashkan School.'" The Washington Post and Times Herald (5 October 1958): E: 7.
1959
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Masterpieces of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959: 60, repro.
1961
Ashlander, Leslie Judd. "Backbone of the Corcoran Gallery." The Washington Post (25 June 1961): G: 6.
1961
Rush, Richard H. Art as an Investmetn. New York, 1961: 201, repro.
1966
Harithas, James. "250 Years of American Art [exh. review]." Apollo 84, no. 53 (July 1966): 71, repro.
1968
Christensen, Erwin O. A Guide to Art Museums in the United States. New York, 1968: 148, 149, repro.
1973
Phillips, Dorothy W. A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art. 2 vols. Washington, D.C., 1973: 36, repro., 37.
1976
Green, Eleanor. Maurice Prendergast: Art of Impulse and Color. Exh. cat. University of Maryland Gallery, College Park, 1976: 76, 77.
1978
Monneret, Sophie, L'Impressionnisme et son Époque 4 vols. Paris, 1978-1981: I: 682.
1980
Scott, David W. Maurice Prendergast. Washington, D.C., 1980: 13, pl. 20, repro.
1981
Selz, Peter. Art in Our Times: A Pictorial History 1890-1980. New York, 1981: 255, repro.
1982
Broadd, Harry A. "The Unique Style of Maurice Prendergast." Arts and Activities 90 (January 1982): 29, repro., 30.
1994
Wattenmaker, Richard J. Maurice Prendergast. New York, 1994: 141, 143, 144, repro., 147, 148, 154.
2000
Cash, Sarah, and Terrie Sultan. American Treasures of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. New York, 2000: 166, repro.
2009
Kennedy, Elizabeth. "Maurice B. Prendergast: the Modern Spirit." In The Eight and American Modernism. Exh. cat. New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, 2009: 110, repro.
2011
Napolitano, Laura Groves. "Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Landscape with Figures." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 226-227, 280-281, repro.