30 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 16,000
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.