Sunday on the Beach
Maurice Brazil Prendergast
Maurice Prendergast was one of the first Americans to use watercolor in a modernist manner, allowing passages of unpainted paper to play a role in the description of summarily described forms. Prendergast’s style and his subjects were largely inspired by the French Post-Impressionist art he had encountered as a student in Paris in the early 1890s. His best-known theme was the modern pursuit of leisure by the middle classes, in parks and at beaches like this one near Boston.
Watercolor on cream, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper
17 3/4 x 13 5/16 in. (45.1 x 33.8 cm)
Frame: 21 1/2 x 16 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. (54.6 x 41.6 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left in black ink: "Prendergast"
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Gift of Daniel and Rita Fraad, Jr.
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Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1858-1924). Sunday on the Beach, ca. 1896-1898. Watercolor on cream, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper, 17 3/4 x 13 5/16 in. (45.1 x 33.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Daniel and Rita Fraad, Jr., 65.204.9 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 65.204.9_cropped_SL1.jpg)
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