29 November 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A SWISS COLLECTOR
Mary Cassatt (1845-1926)
Sketch of Mother Jeanne Looking Down at Her Baby
signed 'Mary Cassatt' (lower right)
pastel and crayon on paper mounted on board
32 x 25½ in. (81.3 x 64.8 cm.)
Cassatt family collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Annie L. Benjamin, acquired from the above.
Sale: New York, Parke-Bernet, Benjamin Collection Sale, 19 January 1939.
J.J. Puritz, acquired from the above.
Sale: New York, Parke-Bernet, Puritz Collection Sale, 17 January 1945. Private collection.
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A.D. Breeskin, Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings, Washington, D.C., 1970, no. 496, p. 186, illustrated
This pastel will be included in the Cassatt Committee's revision of Adelyn Dohme Breeskin's catalogue raisonné of the works of Mary Cassatt.
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