MARY CASSATT (1844-1926)
Gathering Fruit
drypoint, etching and aquatint in colors, on laid paper watermark Vanderley, circa 1893, a very fine impression of this rare print, the colors fresh, signed in pencil, the only recorded proof in the tenth state (of eleven), with the artist's blue monogram ink stamp (Lugt 604), with margins, in good condition, framed
Image: 16 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. (425 x 295 mm.)
Sheet: 19 1/8 x 13 7/8 in. (485 x 352 mm.)
Property from a Private Collection, Philadelphia; Christie's, New York, 29 April 1996, lot 83.
Acquired by Ann and Gordon Getty from the above.
??A.D. Breeskin, Mary Cassatt. A Catalogue Raisonne of the Graphic Work, Washington, D.C., 1979, no. 157.
?N.M. Mathews and B.S. Shapiro, Mary Cassatt, the Color Prints, New York, 1989, no. 15.

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Lot Essay

Impressions of Gathering Fruit, Cassatt's first color print to depict figures in a lush outdoor setting, are rare. This is the only known impression in the tenth state. The edition in the eleventh (final) state was meant to have been twenty; Mathews and Shapiro were able to locate only six examples.

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