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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 53

    MARY CASSATT

    Mother Marie Holding Up Her Baby: only state and preparatory drawing (B. 141; not in B. CR)

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    MARY CASSATT
    Mother Marie Holding Up Her Baby: only state and preparatory drawing (B. 141; not in B. CR)
    drypoint plus the preparatory drawing in pencil, circa 1891, on Vanderley and thin wove paper respectively, the print Breeskin's only state, a fine impression with strong burr, both signed in pencil (the drawing initialed 'M.C'), the print annotated 'état,' with full margins (deckle along all sides, slightly uneven) and the full sheet respectively, the print with the palest light- and mat staining, minor surface soiling (primarily at the margin edges), rippling throughout, occasional soft handling creases, a few unobtrusive foxmarks, the R. Hartshorne inkstamp at the reverse of the lower left image (slightly showing through), a printing crease running the length of the sheet in the left and upper margin, a few short paper imperfections in the upper right margin, hinge remains along the reverse of the upper margin edge (slightly showing through), the drawing with minor surface soiling (particularly at the sheet edges), the R. Hartshorne inkstamp at the reverse of the lower right image (slightly showing through), otherwise both in good condition
    P. 10 1/8 x 7 in. (257 x 178 mm.)
    S. 13 5/8 x 8¼ in. (346 x 210 mm.); and
    (drawing): S. 10 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. (257 x 200 mm.) (2)


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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. 141.