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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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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.
"WATER COLOR CLUB / EXHIBITION / TITLE Monte Pincio Rome / ARTIST, Maurice B. Prendergast / PRICE, [illegible] / RETURN TO, 60.00" (printed)
Original to Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924 (Artist)
24 4/16 x 20 6/16 x 1 7/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation