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Large Boston Public Garden Sketchbook: Mothers and children in the park

Artist:
Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, St. John’s, Newfoundland 1858–1924 New York)
Date:
1895–97
Medium:
Recto: watercolor over pencil, bordered in pencil and watercolor
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:
1975.1.944
Not on view
One of the largest and most highly finished watercolors in the Public Garden Sketchbook, this characteristic image recalls the informal family portraits of William Merritt Chase, an older contemporary who also took many of his subjects from leisurely activity in city parks and along the seashore.
Charles Prendergast, 1924; his widow, Eugénie Prendergast, 1948; Robert Lehman , 1961.
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