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Maurice Prendergast (1859–1924)

Portrait of Mrs. Oliver E. Williams

APG 21301D


MAURICE PRENDERGAST (1858–1924), "Portrait of Mrs. Oliver E. Williams," 1902. Oil on canvas, 34 x 24 in.
MAURICE PRENDERGAST (1858–1924), "Portrait of Mrs. Oliver E. Williams," 1902. Oil on canvas, 34 x 24 in. Showing gilded Louis XIV-style frame.


Portrait of Mrs. Oliver E. Williams, 1902
Oil on canvas, 34 x 24 in.
Signed (at lower right): Prendergast

RECORDED:  Hedley Howell Rhys, “Maurice Prendergast: The Sources and Development of His Styles,” Ph.D. diss., Harvard University, 1952, pp. 95, 165 // Hilton Kramer, “Prendergast: An American in the Camp of Cézanne,” New York Times, November 6, 1966, p. D31 //  Carol Clark, Nancy Mowll Matthews, and Gwendolyn Owens, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné (Williamstown, Massachusetts: William College Museum of Art, 1990), p. 224 no. 49 illus. // Nancy Mowll Mathews, The Art of Leisure: Maurice Prendergast in the Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, Massachusetts: Williams College Museum of Art, 1999), p.

EXHIBITED:  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 21–March 22, 1934, Maurice Prendergast Memorial Exhibition, no. 102, as “Portrait Study of Mrs. W.” // Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, October 26–December 4, 1960, and traveling, Maurice Prendergast, 1859–1924, p. 48 no. 11 illus. // Knoedler Galleries, New York, November 1–26, 1966, Paintings and Watercolors by Maurice Prendergast: A Loan Exhibition, no. 22 illus. // University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, Maryland,  September 1–October 6, 1976, and traveling, Maurice Prendergast: Art of Impulse and Color, p. 114 no. 48 illus., as “Mrs. Oliver Williams” //  Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, July 13–September 2, 1984, Hampton Road Collects, p. 53 illus. // Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, October 19, 1984–March 24, 1985, Portraits of the Prendergasts, no. 8

EX COLL: the artist; Esther Baldwin Williams (Mrs. Oliver Williams, 1867–1964); Esther Williams McKinney, 1964; [Knoedler Galleries, New York, 1965]; Michael Drinkhouse, 1973; Steven Juvelis, Lynn, Massachusetts; [M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1979]; [Virginia Fine Arts, Norfolk, Virginia, 1980]; James Kline, Virginia, 1980; to sale, Christie’s, New York, December 6, 1985, lot 184; to private collection, 1985 until the present

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