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Maurice Brazil Prendergast, ‘Telegraph Hill (Clark, Mathew & Owens 1675)’, circa 1895-97, Sotheby's

Property from the Estate of Dr. Heinrich Medicus

On tissue-thin laid Japan paper, framed.

plate: 242 by 228 mm 9 1/2 by 9 in
sheet: 356 by 280 mm 14 by 11 in

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, Canada, based in New York, NY, United States