Beach Scene with Boats
Maurice Brazil Prendergast
Whereas the other members of The Eight focused mainly on New York city scenes, Prendergast often painted the bathers at the public beaches around his native Boston. This seaside scene was abandoned midway, and years later Prendergast used the reverse side for a scene of five dancing figures. Unfinished works such as this one provide an excellent opportunity to study the technique of this brilliant and prolific watercolorist.
Watercolor and graphite on wove paper
Sheet: 14 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. (36.2 x 52.7 cm) (show scale)
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
recto is watercolor "Composition with Five Figures," ca. 1910-1913 (40.54a)
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Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1858-1924). Beach Scene with Boats, ca. 1896-1897. Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, Sheet: 14 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. (36.2 x 52.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 40.54b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.54b_PS2.jpg)
overall, 40.54b_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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