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MARY CASSATT
Lydia Reading, Turned toward Right (B. 63)
soft-ground etching and aquatint, circa 1881, on wove paper, a subtle and atmospheric impression, Breeskin's second (final) state, with wide margins, minor surface soiling, the paper slightly split in places along the platemark, a few pressure marks and printing creases in the margins, a crease at the lower right margin edge, hinge remains along the reverse of the right margin edge, otherwise in good condition
P. 7 x 4 3/8 in. (178 x 111 mm.)
S. 10 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. (276 x 181 mm.)
Provenance
Edgar Degas (L. 657)
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. 63.

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