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Hedley Rhys papers relating to Maurice Prendergast, 1938-1988

Rhys, Hedley Howell, 1910-1990

Architectural historian, Educator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Rhys' resume; letters, 1975-1988, regarding attribution or sale of Maurice Prendergast art works; Rhys' unpublished manuscript on Prendergast, "The Legend," ca. 1960, and his dissertation "Maurice Prendergast: Sources and Development of His Style" (Harvard, 1953); and printed material on Maurice and Charles Prendergast, 1938-1989, including exhibition catalogs and announcments, clippings, a brochure, an invitation to a sale, and reproductions. Also included is a booklet, JAMES WILSON MORRICE (Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1947) by Donald W. Buchanan.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; Swarthmore, Pa. Prendergast was a painter, watercolorist and graphic artist, New York, N.Y. and Boston, Mass., and the subject of Rhys' dissertation (1953) and book (1960).


Donated 1991 by Jean O. Rhys, widow of Hedley Rhys.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Hedley Rhys papers relating to Maurice Prendergast, 1938-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.