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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 51


    The Parrot (B. 138)

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    The Parrot (B. 138)
    drypoint, circa 1891, on laid paper, Breeskin's fifth state (of seven), signed in pencil, annotated 'epreuve d'essai' (the edition was 25, Breeskin notes that Cassatt may have incorrectly inscribed prints later in life), with full margins, a diagonal crease at the center of the image (across her lap), a diagonal crease at the upper right image corner, the R. Hartshorne inkstamp at the reverse of the lower right image (showing through), a small hole in the center left margin, pale mat staining, a few creases at the lower left margin corner, glue remains along the upper sheet edge, soiling in the upper margin, otherwise in good condition
    P. 6 3/8 x 4¾ in. (162 x 121 mm.)
    S. 13 x 8½ in. (330 x 216 mm.)

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    See note for lot 45. The question of whether this impression is from the edition is somewhat complicated, as states six and seven have significant additional work.


    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. 138.