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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 44

    MARY CASSATT

    Mother Berthe Holding Her Child (B. 126)

    Price Realised  

    MARY CASSATT
    Mother Berthe Holding Her Child (B. 126)
    drypoint, circa 1889, on Japon, Breeskin's second (final) state, signed in pencil, with full margins, pale light- and mat staining, minor surface soiling (particularly at the sheet edges), the R. Hartshorne inkstamp at the reverse of the lower right image (showing through), rubbing in the center right margin (along the platemark), some creasing at the margin corners, otherwise in good condition
    P. 9 3/8 x 6¼ in. (239 x 159 mm.)
    S. 13 3/8 x 9¼ in. (340 x 235 mm.)


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    Provenance

    Roger Marx (L. 2229)
    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. 126.