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Although he exhibited with the Eight, Maurice Prendergast, along with Arthur Bowen Davies, preferred to depict the pleasant and carefree aspects of modern life. Born in Newfoundland and raised in Boston, Prendergast first traveled abroad in 1886 and later spent three years in Paris from 1891 to...

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Lower right: Prendergast;


1924, by descent to the artist's brother, Charles Prendergast (1863-1948); 1948, by inheritance to his wife Eugenie Prendergast; 1948, with Kraushaar Galleries, New York. 1957, Mr. and Mrs. Alan H. Temple, Scarsdale, N.Y.; descended in family; 1989, Sotheby's, New York, May 24, 1989, lot 150, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 1989)

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Emily L. Ainsley Fund, Bequest of Julia C. Prendergast in memory of her brother, James Maurice Prendergast and Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz, by exchange

about 1915–18


53.34 x 81.28 cm (21 x 32 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas