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lower left: Prendergast

Provenance

The artist; gift 1924 to his brother, Charles Prendergast [1869-1948], Westport, Connecticut; by inheritance to his wife, Eugenie Prendergast, Westport, Connecticut; purchased June 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1934
Possibly Maurice Prendergast Memorial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1934, no. 109.
1940
Selections: 1820-1920, Walker Galleries, New York, 1940, no. 6.
1986
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1986, unnumbered checklist.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000, no cat.
Bibliography
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 164, no. 59, color repro.
1990
Clark, Carol, Nancy Mowll Mathews, and Gwendolyn Owens. Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné. Williamstown and Munich, 1990: no. 439, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 266, repro.