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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 9

    MARY CASSATT

    Two Girls Playing in a Sandbox (B. supp. IV; Br. CR 732 [see literature])

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    MARY CASSATT
    Two Girls Playing in a Sandbox (B. supp. IV; Br. CR 732 [see literature])
    soft-ground transfer pencil drawing, circa 1880, on thin wove paper, signed with initials 'M.C.' in pencil, the full sheet, with remains of soft-ground medium offset on the reverse, platemark imprint at the sheet edges, surface soiling, otherwise in good condition
    S. 7¾ x 6 in. (197 x 152 mm.)


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    As Breeskin notes, no impressions of the presumed etching from this soft-ground transfer drawing have been discovered.

    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. IV (supplement).
    A.D. Breeskin, Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings, Washington, D.C., 1970, p. 253, no. 732, illustrated.