28 - 29 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
MARY CASSATT (1844-1926)
The Parrot (Breeskin 138)
drypoint, circa 1891, on Van der Ley laid with the Pro Patria watermark, 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 wide margins, some unobtrusive vertical creasing to the left of the image, a small skillfully repaired tear at the lower sheet edge, a flattened horizontal crease ¾ in. from the lower sheet edge, some minor skinning to the lower right margin on the reverse, otherwise in good condition, framed
P. 6½ x 4¾ in. (1651 x 121 mm.)
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