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Maurice Brazil Prendergast
Italian Flower Market, c. 1898-99
Watercolor on paper
14 1/2 x 10 inches
Signed at lower right: Prendergast

PROVENANCE
Mr. and Mrs. J. Montgomery Sears; to
Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley;
[André Emmerich, New York]; to
[Hirschl & Adler, New York, 1957];
Private collection in 1957;
Private collection, Atlanta, Georgia, until the present

EXHIBITED

Harvard Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Maurice Prendergast 1861-1924 (1929), no. 18, as A Flower Market, Rome // Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, The Prendergasts: Retrospective Exhibition of the Work of Maurice and Charles Prendergast (1938), no. 14 // Boston Society of Water Color Painters, Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition (1939), no. 301 // Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Maurice Prendergast 1861-1924 (1960), no. 76, illus. // Detroit Institute of Arts, American Paintings and Drawings from Michigan Collections (1962), no. 114 // Knoedler Galleries, New York, Paintings and Watercolors by Maurice Prendergast: A Loan Exhibition (1966), no. 10 // Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, Down Garden Paths: The Floral Environment in American Art (1983), p. 90, illus. // Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 2009-10, Prendergast in Italy, no. 734, illus. p. 176

RECORDED

Charles Hovey Popper, “Is Drawing to Disappear in Artistic Individuality? A Sketch of the Work of Maurice Prendergast,” The World To-Day, July 1910, p. 719, as Chrysanthemum Market // Hedley Howell Rhys, Maurice Prendergast 1859-1924 (1960), p. 128, no. 76 // Lauring Holmes Dodd, “Two Important Shows at Boston Museum,” Worcester Evening Gazette, Nov. 5, 1960, p. 7 // Milton Esterow, “Collectors: Dr. and Mrs. Irving Levitt,” Art in America, May-June, 1970, p. 77, illus. // C. Clark, N. Mathews, G. Owens, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné (1990), p. 392, no. 734, illus., as Italian Flower Market // Nancy Mowll Matthews, Prendergast in Italy (2009), p. 176, illus., no. 734

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