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Race Track

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Maurice Prendergast painted "Racetrack" in Boston shortly after returning from almost four years in France, where he studied at the Académie Julian and tirelessly sketched scenes of Parisian life. Having observed Impressionist and Post-Impressionist pictures of Parisians promenading in parks,...

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Inscription

Lower right: Prendergast

Provenance

The artist; Charles Prendergast, his brother; to Mrs. Charles Prendergast, the artist's sister-in-law, Westport, Conn.; to MFA, 1962, purchase.

Credit Line

Emily L. Ainsley Fund

about 1895–97

Dimensions

58.42 x 52.7 cm (23 x 20 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

62.321

Medium or Technique

Oil and graphite on canvas

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