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Artist: Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1858 - 1924)
Date: ca. 1900
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (/image): 12 7/16 × 15 7/8 in. (31.6 × 40.3 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., 1951.17
Accession number: 1951.17
Classification: work on paper
Copyright:Public Domain
InscriptionPrendergast (l/r)
Fragment of a watercolor of a park scene with girls skipping rope (on verso)
Exhibition History"Water Works," Des Moines Art Center, May 5 - July 30, 2000

"Maurice Prendergast," University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, Sept. 1 - Oct. 6, 1976; (Circulated to: University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin, Oct. 17 - Nov. 21, 1976; DMAC, Dec. 1, 1976 - Jan. 2, 1977; Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Ohio, Jan. 14 - Feb. 20, 1977; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., Mar. 1 - Apr. 15, 1977)

"The Kirsch Years: 1936-1958," a testimonial exhibition assembled from the permanent collections of the Des Moines Art Center and the University of Nebraska Art Galleries, Lincoln; Des Moines Art Center, Jan. 7 - Feb. 10, 1974; University of Nebraska Art Galleries, Lincoln, Feb. 25 - Mar. 31, 1974

"Six Decades of American Painting of the Twentieth Century," Des Moines Art Center, Feb. 10 - Mar. 12, 1961

"The Painting of Light," Des Moines Art Center, Mar. 3 - 31, 1960

"Works from the Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collection," Cedar Falls Art Association, Iowa State Teachers College, Feb. 28 - Mar. 18, 1956

"20 American Artists of the 20th Century," Des Moines Art Center, Mar. 28 - Apr. 22, 1951 (work was purchased from exhibition)
Published References"20 American Artists of the 20th Century," Des Moines Art Center, 1951, exh. cat. ref. no.5

"The Painting of Light," Des Moines Art Center, 1960, exh. cat. no.63

DES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER, Dec. 27, 1970, ill. p.2L

"Maurice Prendergast," University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, 1976, exh. cat. no.41, ill. p.37

"Six Decades of American Painting of the Twentieth Century," Des Moines Art Center, 1961, exh. cat. no.83

DES MOINES ART CENTER: SELECTED PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES AND WORKS ON PAPER, Des Moines Art Center, 1985, ref. pp.176 & 177

"The Kirsch Years: 1936 - 1958," Des Moines Art Center & University of Nebraska Art Galleries, Lincoln, 1974, exh. cat. no.55
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