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MARY CASSATT (1844-1926)
Mother's Kiss
drypoint and aquatint in colors, on laid paper, 1890-1891, a very good impression of the fifth (final) state, inscribed 'Imprimée par l'artiste et M. Leroy', from the edition of approximately 25, with the artist's blue monogram ink stamp (Lugt 604), with full margins, framed
Image: 13 3/8 x 9 in. (339 x 228 mm.)
Sheet: 17 x 12 in. (431 x 304 mm.)
Provenance
Gift from the artist to her second cousin, Mrs. Thomas A. Scott.
Thence by descent to Edgar Scott, her grandson.
Property from the Collection of Edgar and Helen Hope Montgomery Scott, Christie's, New York 29 April 1996, lot 79.
Acquired by Ann and Gordon Getty from the above.
Literature
A.D. Breeskin, Mary Cassatt. A Catalogue Raisonne of the Graphic Work, Washington, D.C., 1979, no. 149.
?N.M. Mathews and B.S. Shapiro, Mary Cassatt, the Color Prints, New York, 1989, no. 11.

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Lot Essay

Fifteen impressions of the final state of Mother's Kiss are recorded by Mathews and Shapiro. This impression was previously unrecorded. This image may have been the second in the series of ten produced by Cassatt between 1890 and 1891.

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