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Eight Bathers

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Throughout his career, Prendergast painted idyllic scenes of ordinary people enjoying themselves in parks, boulevards, and ocean resorts. He became aware of contemporary art movements during six sojourns in Europe, and was one of the most avant-garde painters working in America during the early...

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Inscription

Lower center: Prendergast

Provenance

The artist; Mrs. Charles Prendergast, the artist's sister-in-law, Westport, Conn.; to MFA, 1961, purchase.

Credit Line

A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

about 1918–23

Dimensions

71.12 x 61.59 cm (28 x 24 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

61.663

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Americas

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