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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 21

    MARY CASSATT

    Lydia Reading, Turned toward Right (B. 63)

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    Estimate

    MARY CASSATT
    Lydia Reading, Turned toward Right (B. 63)
    soft-ground etching and aquatint, circa 1881, on wove paper, a subtle and atmospheric impression, Breeskin's second (final) state, with wide margins, minor surface soiling, the paper slightly split in places along the platemark, a few pressure marks and printing creases in the margins, a crease at the lower right margin edge, hinge remains along the reverse of the right margin edge, otherwise in good condition
    P. 7 x 4 3/8 in. (178 x 111 mm.)
    S. 10 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. (276 x 181 mm.)


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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. 63.