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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 22


    Meditation: two states (B. 67)

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    Meditation: two states (B. 67)
    soft-ground etching and aquatints, 1882, both on wove paper, both rich, experimental impressions, Breeskin's first and second (final) states, both with margins (slightly uneven), both with a few areas of pale staining, minor surface soiling and scattered foxing, both with occasional handling creases, a few minute pressure marks in the margins, staining and surface soiling on the reverse, (first state) with a minute green spot near the nose, a pair of vertical creases at the lower plate edge (with associated rubbing and ink loss), otherwise both in good condition
    both P. 3 3/8 x 5 in. (86 x 127 mm.)
    both S. 6½ x 8¼ in. (165 x 210 mm.) (2)

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


    A.D. Breeskin, The Graphic Work of Mary Cassatt, New York, 1979, cat. 67.