Maurice Brazil Prendergast, ‘Dinard’, 1891, Debra Force Fine Art

Signature: signed Prendergast, dated '91, and inscribed with title, lower left

Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, The Eight, November 24, 1943 – January 16, 1944, no. 43
New York, Kraushaar Galleries, Maurice Prendergast: Paintings and Watercolors of Chartres, Dieppe, Dinard, Treport, Partis, St. Malo, November 13 – December 9, 1944, no. 10

J. Gibbs, “Brooklyn Revives Memories of ‘The Eight,’” Art Digest, vol. 18, December 1, 1943, p. 13, illus.
Carol Clark, Nancy Mowll Mathews, Gwendolyn Owens, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné (Williamstown, Massachusetts: Prestel Publishers, 1990),
p. 210, no. 5 illus.

The artist
Charles Prendergast, his brother, 1924
[Kraushaar Galleries, New York]
Millicent Rogers, 1945, acquired directly from the above
Arturo Peralta Ramos, her son
Jacqueline Peralta Ramos, his wife
[Sale: Charlton Hall Galleries, March 3 – 4, 2017, lot 226]

About Maurice Brazil Prendergast

Maurice Prendergast's distinctive Post-Impressionist paintings are instantly recognizable for their vibrant curvilinear patterning and decorative, almost jewel-like quality. Prendergast primarily painted landscapes, occasionally collaborating with his brother Charles, a painter and frame maker. Although he exhibited with members of the Ashcan School, whose style tended toward the gritty and urban, Prendergast chose pleasant and picturesque subjects for his compositions, like sunny beaches and lush parks. His early-career interest in watercolors gave way to a strong interest in oils, in which he would render his best known works.

Canadian-American, 1858-1924, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, based in Boston, Massachusetts, Paris and New York