30 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 21,250
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
Tea (B. 133)
etching, circa 1890, on laid paper with coat of arms watermark, Breeskin's fifth (final) state (the edition was 25), signed in pencil, with margins, minor surface soiling, very pale scattered foxing, the R. Hartshorne inkstamp at the reverse of the lower left image (slightly showing through), occasional creasing (heavier along the upper margin edge), pale staining along the upper margin edge, slight rippling along the margin edges, losses at the extreme upper and lower right corners, hinge remains at the reverse of the right margin edge (slightly showing through), otherwise in good condition
P. 7 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. (181 x 156 mm.)
S. 13 7/8 x 8 3/8 in. (352 x 213 mm.)
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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. 133.
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