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Large Boston Public Garden Sketchbook: A woman reading in the park

Artist:
Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, St. John’s, Newfoundland 1858–1924 New York)
Date:
1895–97
Medium:
Watercolor over pencil; bordered in pencil
Dimensions:
14 1/8 x 11 3/16 in. (35.8 x 28.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.927
Not on view
This veiled figure, engrossed in her novel, was probably sited in the Boston Common or Public Garden. Brushed in fluid watercolor, the sheet employs the same basic palette of blue, yellow, green, and red found throughout the Boston Public Garden Sketchbook.
Charles Prendergast, 1924; his widow, Eugénie Prendergast, 1948; Robert Lehman , 1961.
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