Marie-Thérèse (Madame Francis de) Croisset, Grasse, France.
Charles de Croisset, grandson of the above, by descent.
Reed Erickson, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1971.
Private collection, Ojai, California.
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, acquired from the above, circa 1981.
Private collection, Far Hills, New Jersey, acquired from the above, 1982.
Sotheby's, New York, 18 May 1983, lot 39A.
Acquired by the present owner by 1985.
Property from the Raymond and Miriam Klein Collection
We are pleased to present the following work from the collection of Raymond and Miriam Klein. Prominent Philadelphia based collectors and philanthropists, the Kleins are remembered for both their indelible sense of style and for their generous support, not only in donations, but also of their time for local and international community based causes including, the Kimmel Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Sheba Medical Center in Israel, the Raymond and Miriam Klein Community Center, Tel Giborim, Israel, as well as the Raymond and Miriam Klein Jewish Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia, which they founded in 1975.
Long time supporters and collectors of the arts, both fine and decorative, the core of the Kleins' collection was thoughtfully and passionately collected over thirty years ago. As with their unflagging commitment to charitable causes, the Kleins generously shared their resplendent apartment and collection as a regular venue for fundraising parties and balls throughout their lives.
S.G. Lindsay, Mary Cassatt and Philadelphia, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1985, p. 77, no. 32, illustrated (as Mother Nursing Her Baby).
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mary Cassatt and Philadelphia, February 17-April 14, 1985 (as Mother Nursing Her Baby).