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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 7

    MARY CASSATT

    Victorian Profile (B. 12)

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    MARY CASSATT
    Victorian Profile (B. 12)
    etching, circa 1879, on laid paper, Breeskin's only state, signed in pencil, with margins, the paper toned, surface soiling, the paper split along the platemark, occasional soft handling creases, three heavier creases in the upper left margin (with associated soiling), a ½-in. blue chalk line in the upper right margin, a 7-in. lightened area (where the soiling has been erased), the palest time staining, slight rippling along the extreme left and right margin edges, otherwise in good condition
    P. 5½ x 5 in. (140 x 127 mm.)
    S. 12 x 8 5/8 in. (305 x 220 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. 12.