Image: 29.7 x 19 cm (11 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Prasse Collection 1982.167
Maurice Prendergast became influenced by Impressionism after studying for two years in Paris during the 1880s.
Executed during Prendergast's first trip to Italy, he selected a classic Roman tourist site, theatrical with its sweeping curves, and depicted three dozen red-robed Catholic seminarians flowing down the carefully delineated monumental staircase.
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