Monday, August 5, 2013
Charels Prendergast Name Plate
Pivot Media has completed its final in-house photo shoot for the Institute of Museum and Library Services Prendergast digitization project grant. This photo shoot session signifies the culmination of year two of the Prendergast digitization project, meaning that we are right on track as we begin the third and final year.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Winter Drawing by André Smith
We have now finished digitizing correspondence files, which included post cards, letters, and personal documents. In addition to written notes and letters, we have also uncovered hand-made cards with drawings and poems from some of the Prendergasts’ closest friends. Some of the most interesting and amusing of these cards are from artist friends Charles Hovey Pepper and André Smith.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Postcard of Hotel de la Cote d'Or
We are now in the process of digitizing Maurice and Charles Prendergast’s correspondence, diaries, and address books. Among the recently digitized items are letters from Charles Hovey Pepper, Walter Pach, John Singer Sargent, and William Glackens and his family members as well as letters between the two brothers.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Our next photo session begins on Monday, March 4, 2013. In preparation I’ve been looking through the pages of the Prendergast book collection in search of notations, inscriptions, and sketches as well as interesting images for the photographers to shoot.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
We now have 104 images of books from the Prendergast Study Center. The collection ranges in date from 1666 through 1953 and covers a wide variety of topics including travel guides and maps of Italy and France, exhibition catalogs, works from well-known authors such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Virgil, Hugo, Shakespeare, Milton and Cicero, as well as several books on art.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Maurice Brazil Prendergast traveled to Italy and stayed for about 18 months in 1898 and 1899. The trip was financed by Sarah Choate Sears (1858-1935), American art collector, patron, artist, and photographer.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Through the process of unframing the Prendergast works so that the project staff can photograph the versos, many interesting stamps, inscriptions, sketches, and even paintings have reemerged.