Meditation: two states (B. 67)
soft-ground etching and aquatints, 1882, both on wove paper, both rich, experimental impressions, Breeskin's first and second (final) states, both with margins (slightly uneven), both with a few areas of pale staining, minor surface soiling and scattered foxing, both with occasional handling creases, a few minute pressure marks in the margins, staining and surface soiling on the reverse, (first state) with a minute green spot near the nose, a pair of vertical creases at the lower plate edge (with associated rubbing and ink loss), otherwise both in good condition
both P. 3 3/8 x 5 in. (86 x 127 mm.)
both S. 6½ x 8¼ in. (165 x 210 mm.) (2)
Edgar Degas (L. 657)
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. 67.

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