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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 24

    MARY CASSATT

    Reading the Newspaper (No. 1) (B. 72)

    Price Realised  

    MARY CASSATT
    Reading the Newspaper (No. 1) (B. 72)
    etching, circa 1882, on laid paper with partial Arches watermark, Breeskin's second (final) state, signed in pencil, with margins, surface soiling, handling creases throughout (heavier in places), slight rippling, pinholes in the margin corners (1-in. from the image edge), a few moisture stains in the margins, a minute stain in the lower left margin, hinge and glue remains at the reverse of the upper margin corners (associated skinning and losses), otherwise in good condition
    P. 5½ x 8¾ in. (140 x 222 mm.)
    S. 10¾ x 14 7/8 in. (273 x 378 mm.)


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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. 72.