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    Sale 2003

    Important American Paintings, Drawings And Sculpture

    21 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 79

    Maurice Prendergast (1859-1924)

    Woman in Lilac; and Little Girl with Muff: A Double-Sided Work

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    Maurice Prendergast (1859-1924)
    Woman in Lilac; and Little Girl with Muff: A Double-Sided Work
    the front, dated and inscribed with title '#6. "Woman in Lilac" 1901/"Little Girl with Muff". 1901'; the reverse, signed 'Prendergast' (lower right)--stamped 'E. Prendergast Collection' (lower left)
    watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 7¼ in. (27.9 x 18.4 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Charles Prendergast, 1924.
    Mrs. Charles Prendergast, 1948.
    Davis Galleries, New York, 1963.
    Mrs. Edward F. Hutton, 1963.
    Mr. and Mrs. Edward Patterson.
    M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1966.
    James Goodman Gallery, New York, 1968.
    Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, 1968.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Literature

    R. Brady, Drawings by Maurice B. Prendergast from 1887 to 1924, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1962, n.p.
    C. Clark, N.M. Mathews, G. Owens, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1990, p. 427, no. 855, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Davis Galleries, Drawings by Maurice Brazil Prendergast (1861-1924), February 5-March 2, 1963, no. 6.
    New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Seven Decades 1895-1965: Cross currents of Art, April 26-May 21, 1966.