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Mary Cassatt, American, 1844 - 1926

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1882

Soft-ground etching and aquatint on wove paper

Plate: 3 3/8 × 5 in. (8.6 × 12.7 cm)

Sheet: 6 1/2 × 8 1/4 in. (16.5 × 21 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Olivia H. Parker and John O. Parker ‘58 Acquisitions Fund and the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund

2008.9.2

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed: in graphite, lower left: E. 463-(2); initialed, in graphite, lower center: R. H.; inscribed, in graphite, lower right margin: [indistinct]; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower right: 46; Collector‘s mark, reverse, stamped, in black ink, lower left: RH [monogram; encircled] [Lugt 2215b]; Collector‘s mark, reverse, stamped, in red ink, lower right: ATELIER / ED. DEGAS [in oval] [Lugt 657]

Course History

ARTH 83, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2015

ARTH 16.2, Women in Art, Kristin O‘Rourke, Fall 2014

ARTH 82, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2012

Provenance

Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Lugt 657; probably Degas collection print sale: 47 (sold as La Songeuse, two states); sold to Durand-Ruel for 65 f.; Robert Hartshorne (died c. 1945), New York (Lugt 2215b); by descent in the family; Christies, New York, A Mary Cassatt Collection: Prints and Drawings from the Descendants of Robert Hartshorne, October 30, 2007, lot 22; purchased by Susan Schulman, Printseller New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2008.

Catalogue Raisonne

Breeskin (1948 & 1979): 67

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