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Maurice Brazil Prendergast (1859-1924)

Letter from Maurice Brazil Prendergast to Charles, Prendergast from Venice, November 13, 1911

Paper; Double sided letter

Williams College Museum of Art, Prendergast Archive and Study Center, Gift of Mrs. Charles Prendergast, A.1.64.B

During a second trip to Italy, Maurice fell ill two months into his stay, undergoing prostate surgery and a difficult recovery. The dozen or so letters he wrote to Charles from Venice are filled with longing for his brother’s company: he told Charles that letters from him were his “only consolation” and that he yearned to resume the artistic life they shared, remembering that “we together were such a fine team.”

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