Maurice Brazil and Charles Prendergast sketchbooks, [ca. 1887-1940]

Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, b. 1858 d. 1924
Painter, Graphic designer, Illustrator
Active in New York, N.Y.; Boston, Mass.

Prendergast, Charles, b. 1863 d. 1948
Painter, Sculptor, Author
Active in New York,N.Y.; France; Boston,Mass.; Westport,Conn.

Collection size: 95 v. and 14 p. (on 6 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: TOTAL: Eighty-four sketchbooks, a facsimile sketchbook, and 14 sketchbook pages by Maurice Brazil Prendergast; and 11 sketchbooks, by Charles E. Prendergast. REEL 3583 (frames 1-272): Four v. by Maurice: "The Dells," "Rockport," "Italian," and "1905." REEL 3583 (frames 276-747): 5 v. and 14 p. from a sketchbook by Maurice; and 6 v. by Charles. REEL 3583 (frames 748-797): 1 v. by Maurice, "Portsmouth," containing 50 pencil sketches. REEL 3583 (fr. 798-1128) and 3584 - 3588: 74 v. and one facsimile v. by Maurice; and 5 v. by Charles.

Biographical/Historical Note: Maurice: Painter, watercolorist, illustrator, graphic artist; New York, N.Y. and Boston, Mass. His brother Charles was a sculptor, painter and writer.

All items lent for microfilming 1985 by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Williams College, Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Wadsworth Atheneum. They had been brought together for an exhibition at Williams College Museum of Art.

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