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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 35

    MARY CASSATT

    Bill Lying on His Mother's Lap (B. 101)

    Price Realised  

    MARY CASSATT
    Bill Lying on His Mother's Lap (B. 101)
    soft-ground etching and aquatint in sepia, circa 1889, on heavy laid paper, an experimental, atmospheric impression, Breeskin's fifth (final) state (with the experimental use of cheese cloth creating depth and texture), signed in pencil, with full margins, minor surface soiling, occasional soft creasing and rippling, a few pale foxmarks (primarily in the margins), the palest staining at the upper left margin corner, a 1-in. horizontal tear at the upper right margin edge, hinge remains in places at the reverse of the margin corners (with associated skinning and a small loss at the upper right corner), otherwise in good condition
    P. 7 1/8 x 5½ in. (181 x 140 mm.)
    S. 11 7/8 x 8 3/8 in. (302 x 213 mm.)


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    Provenance

    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. 101.