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Lot 21: MAURICE B. PRENDERGAST | Group of Figures (with Donkey)
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil, gouache and crayon on paper
Oil, gouache and crayon on paper. In good condition, overall; sheet is a thick paper which appears to be hand-cut; a long vertical crease or paper fault starts at upper left corner and runs down about 6 inches; a few smaller repaired tears along the edges; some soiling to surface: along edges (from handling) and discolorations consistent with drawing's use as a preparatory work--on verso are a few of the artist's w/c test marks; pinholes at corners
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Charles Prendergast (acquired directly from the estate of the artist, his brother, 1924)
Mrs. Charles Prendergast, 1948
Kraushaar Galleries, New York, 1954
Joseph Hirshhorn, 1954
Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1966 (sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 29, 1990, lot 78)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Dimensions: 16 by 9 inches
Literature: Carol Clark, Nancy Mowll Mathews and Gwendolyn Owens, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonné, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1990, no. 1257, p. 516, illustrated
Medium: oil, gouache and crayon on paper