Head of a Boy


Maurice Prendergast, American, b. St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, 1858–1924

Oil on canvas, 13 3/8 x 11 in. (34 x 27.9 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4126

The artist, 1914-1924
(Charles Prendergast), 1924-1948
(Mrs. Eugenie Prendergast), from 1948
Kraushaar Galleries, New York, 2 February 1957
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 February 1957-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
KATONAH GALLERY, Mount Kisco, New York. "Maurice Prendergast," 14 October-13 November 1962 (lent by the owner).
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ART GALLERY. "Maurice Prendergast: Art of Impulse and Color," 1 September-6 October 1976, no. 43, ill. Pp. 79, 108. TOUR: UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, University of Texas, Austin, 17 October-21 November; DES MOINES ART CENTER, Iowa, 1 December 1976-2 January 1977; COLUMBUS GALLERY OF FINE ARTS, Ohio, 14 January-20 February; HERBERT F. JOHNSON MUSEUM OF ART, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1 March-15 April; DAVIS & LONG COMPANY, New York, May 1977.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "'The Eight' and the Independent Tradition in American Art," 13 January-15 March 1983. TOUR: TERRA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Evanston, Illinois, 1 April-8 May, no. 25. (Exhibition retitled: "Early Rebels in American Art (The Eight)")
WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, Williamstown, Massachusetts. "Portraits by the Prendergasts," 19 October 1984-24 March 1985, no. 19, ill.

Published References:
CLARK, CAROL, et al. Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Charles Prendergast: A Catalogue Raisonne (Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art; Munich, Germany: Prestel, 1990): no. 340, p. 280, fig. 61, p. 168.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Impressionism