SOLD Beach Scene, Boston, ca. 1907-1910

by Maurice Prendergast (1858–1924)
Oil on panel
10¼ x 13½ inches (sight size)



The artist

Charles Prendergast, acquired from above, 1924

Mrs. Charles Prendergast, acquired from above, 1948

Larry Shar, acquired from above, 1980

ACA Galleries, New York, New York

Mrs. Alice Mason, 1983

Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc., New York, New York

Adelson Galleries, Inc., New York, New York, 1995

Private collection, Maryland

Sale, Shannon’s, Milford, Connecticut, April 27, 2023, lot 76

Private collection, Wilmington, Delaware


Carol Clark, Nancy Mowll Mathews, and Gwendolyn Owens, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné (Williamstown, Massachusetts: Williams College Museum of Art, 1990), 258, no. 228.

Related Works

Landscape with Figures, ca. 1910–1912, oil on canvas, 28 x 34 inches; The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Summer, New England, 1912, oil on canvas, 19¼ x 27½ inches; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Beach Scene, Maine, ca. 1910–1913, oil on board; New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

On the Beach, No. 3, 1915–1918, oil on canvas, 26 x 33½ inches; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Note: This work was originally the verso of Springtime, New England (catalogue no. 181) until they were separated ca. 1980.

Maurice Prendergast created numerous renderings of beaches, typically filled with leisurely figures enjoying the sun. His seaside scenes often depict areas around Boston where the artist grew up with his family and first began his artistic career.

Artist Biography

Leading figure in early American Modernism; member of the Eight

By Eve Perry

A seminal figure in American Modernism, Prendergast applied the lessons of European modernism to his decorative, mosaic-like scenes of leisurely life at beaches and resorts.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in

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