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

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

Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924

Painter, Graphic designer, Illustrator

Collection Information

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

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.

Provenance

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.

Location of Originals

  • Sketchbooks, reel 3583 (fr. 1-272): Originals in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • Sketchbooks, reel 3583 (fr. 276-747): Originals in Williams College Museum of Art. Sketchbook, reel 3583 (fr. 748-797): Original in the Wadsworth Atheneum. Sketchbooks, reels 3583 (fr. 798-1128) and 3584 - 3588: Originals in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Dept. of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 3583-3588 available at Archives of American Art offices, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Williams College Museum of Art, and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Maurice Brazil and Charles Prendergast sketchbooks, [ca. 1887-1940]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.