The Harbor from City Point (New England Shore and Harbor Scene; also possibly The Harbour)

Maurice Brazil Prendergast, American (born Canada), 1859 - 1924

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1895

Watercolor over graphite indications on wove paper

Sheet: 14 × 10 in. (35.6 × 25.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Bequest of Warren F. Upham, Class of 1916

W.976.136

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, in graphite, lower left: 1895 / M.B. Prendergast; signed, in ink, below: Maurice B. Prendergast [numerous initials and signatures inscribed in graphite]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse [not artist's hand]: The Harbor from City Point

Course History

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

Watercolors by Maurice Prendergast from New England Collections, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, no. 3, November 11-December 17, 1978.

Possibly Artists' Exhibition and Sale, C. O. Elliett, Malden, Massachusetts, no. 84 (as "The Harbour"), 1897.

Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick Maine, June 29-October 13, 2013.

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

From Copley to Dove: American Drawings and Watercolors at Dartmouth, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, (no cat.), March 11-May 28, 1989.

Curator's Choice: Dartmouth College Permanent Collection, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 29, 1976-January 16, 1977.

American Works on Paper from the Gilded Age, Israel Sack Gallery [American Works on Paper wall], Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 31-July 2011.

Publication History

Joachim Homann, Trevor J. Fairbrother, Nancy Mowll Mathews, Joseph J. Rishel, and Richard J. Wattenmaker, Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea, New York: Delmonico Books - Prestel Publishing and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 2013: ill. p. 38, fig. 4; p. 166, no. 4; p. 74-75 discussed.

Gwendolyn Owens, Watercolors by Maurice Prendergast from New England Collections, Williamstown, Massachusetts: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1978, p. 19, no. 3, ill.

Carol Clark, Nancy Mowl Mathews, Gwendolyn Owens, Maurice Brazil Predergast, Charles Predergast: A Catalogue Raisonne, Munich: Prestel and Williamstown, Massachusetts: Williams College Museum of Art, 1990, p. 350, no. 596, ill.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 39, 122, 259, ill. p. 123, no. 32.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, American Art Review, Vol. XVII No. 2, April 2005, pp. 86-93, ill p. 90

Acquisitions 1974-1978, Hanover, New Hampshire: The Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1979, p. 52, ill.

Provenance

Possibly C. O. Elliett (art dealer), Malden, Massachusetts, 1897; Middleby Estate, Malden, Massachusetts; sold to Margie and Warren F. Upham, Malden, Massachusetts, probably early 1930s; given to present collection, 1976.

Catalogue Raisonne

Clark, Mathews, Owens, no. 596.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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