Prendergast
Prendergast Archive and Study Center

Prendergast Archive and Study Center

Digitization Blog

The Williams College Museum of Art is home to the world’s largest repository of the work of the artist brothers Maurice Prendergast (1858–1924) and Charles Prendergast (1863–1948). Throughout these web pages, you can learn more about the collection itself and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the museum staff’s efforts to digitize the Prendergast collection for the purpose of increasing access to these resources. These collections, as well as their family archives, came to the museum during the years 1983 to 1995 for research and educational purposes.

Header image: watercolor, pencil and ink on paper by Maurice Brazil Prendergast; Fantasy. ca. 1912-1915 (83.20.2).

Never Before Revealed Photographs and Personal Items!

CP-pocket-watch

The personal photo collection of Charles and Maurice Prendergast has now been digitized and made available on our website. This collection dates back to 1877 and includes photos of the Prendergast brothers as well as their family members and friends

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Engraved Plates, Figurines, and a Voodoo doll

Engraved Plate

Engraved Plate

We now have images of some of Charles and Eugénie Prendergast’s personal belongings including two of his original engraved plates, Indian Figurines, a voodoo doll and iron cherubs that were likely collected during their travels.

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A Look Inside the Prendergast Book Collection

Confessions of a Young Man

We now have digital images of ephemera such as postcards, pressed flowers, and newspaper clippings, as well as sketches, inscriptions, and notations that were found on the pages of the Prendergast book collection.

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