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"Monte Pincio, Rome"

2006.44.823 (RS32766)

Description

Framed watercolor painting of a Roman walkway with various figures. On the left side is a group of priests wearing red robes, black hats and holding black umbrellas. Trees border the top and right sides of the picture. Gilt painted wood frame.

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Label
New York Winter Antique Show, January 2010: Maurice Prendergast's trip to Italy in 1898-99 transformed his career from that of a moderately successful Boston artist to one of national and international stature. Clearly influenced by Japanese printmakers in the arrangement of color, texture, and geometric form, Prendergast's Italian watercolors placed him among the best Modernists of the early twentieth century. This example, one of several watercolors he created of the road leading up the Pincian Hill in Rome, belonged to the Phillips family, whose home in Salem, Massachusetts, is Historic New England's newest historic property.
Maker
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924 (Artist)
Date
1895-1900
Inscriptions
"Prendergast" (handwritten)
"WATER COLOR CLUB / EXHIBITION / TITLE Monte Pincio Rome / ARTIST, Maurice B. Prendergast / PRICE, [illegible] / RETURN TO, 60.00" (printed)
Associated Building
Original to Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Painting
paper (fiber product)
pins (jewelry)
watercolor (paint)
watercolors (paintings)
Dimensions
24 4/16 x 20 6/16 x 1 7/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.823
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
180046

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