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    Sale 2085

    A Mary Cassatt Collection: Prints and Drawings from the Descendants of Robert Hartshorne

    30 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 14

    MARY CASSATT

    Afternoon Promenade: final state and transfer drawing (B. 33; not in B. CR)

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    MARY CASSATT
    Afternoon Promenade: final state and transfer drawing (B. 33; not in B. CR)
    soft-ground etching plus soft-ground transfer pencil drawing, both circa 1881, on Arches and thin wove paper respectively, the print Breeskin's second (final) state, both with full margins, (print) with surface soiling, stray printing ink at the margin edges, pale time staining, glue remains in places along the reverse of the right margin edge, the drawing with offset soft-ground medium on the reverse, soiling and oil staining throughout (particularly the right side, not affecting the image), two small repaired holes at the upper and lower right side of the subject's body, creasing along the center and along the lower right margin edge (due to folding over the plate to transfer the drawing to soft-ground), otherwise both in good condition
    (print) P. 11 x 8½ in. (279 x 216 mm.)
    S. 17 x 11¾ in. (432 x 299 mm.); and
    (drawing) I. 10¼ x 8 in. (260 x 203 mm.)
    S. 12¼ x 16 in. (311 x 406 mm.) (2)


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    Provenance

    Edgar Degas (L. 657)
    Robert Hartshorne, New Jersey (L. 2215b)
    By descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    A.D. Breeskin, The Graphic Work of Mary Cassatt, New York, 1979, cat. 33.