Sketchbook 74

1911–12
Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American (born in Canada), 1858–1924)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Mathews, Owens 1499

Dimensions

Closed book: 16.1 x 10.5 x .9 cm (6 5/16 x 4 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1164

Medium or Technique

Twenty-seven pages of graphite pencil sketches, mostly frame profiles with notes on his favorites; sketches made in Florence, Italy (?)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Sketchbooks

Twenty-seven graphite pencil sketches on twenty-three pages of a blank perforated notebook plus notes including the “Cowboy’s Prayer.” Includes drawings for frames.

Provenance

1924, by descent from the artist to his brother, Charles Prendergast (b. 1863 - d. 1948), New York; 1948, by descent to his wife, Eugenie Prendergast, Westport, CT; 1972, year-end gift of Prendergast to the MFA. (Accession date: January 10, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles Prendergast in honor of Perry T. Rathbone