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Maurice Brazil Prendergast

(American, 1859–1924)

An Old Fashioned Garden

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Object Details

Artist

Maurice Brazil Prendergast

Date

ca. 1910-13

Medium

Oil on panel, in a Charles Prendergast frame

Dimensions

Panel: 13 7/8 × 14 1/2 inches (35.2 × 36.8 cm)
Frame: 18 1/8 × 18 1/8 inches (46 × 46 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of John H. Burris, Class of 1954

Object
Number

2009.027.001

A master of creating joyous scenes of sparkling light, Maurice Prendergast spent his career recordin(…)

A master of creating joyous scenes of sparkling light, Maurice Prendergast spent his career recording people at leisure in oil, watercolor, and monotype. In his occasional landscape, though quieter, he captures the same sense of a timelessness and boundless serenity. His brother’s frame is the perfect foil for the painting. (“Highlights from the Collection: 45 Years at the Johnson,” curated by Stephanie Wiles and presented at the Johnson Museum January 27–July 22, 2018)

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