Drawing for "Evening" (Under the Lamp; Two Women at a Lamp; Drawing for "Under the Lamp")

Mary Cassatt, American, 1844 - 1926

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1879-1880

Conte crayon on thin, light wove paper

Sheet: 7 15/16 × 8 11/16 in. (20.1 × 22.1 cm)

Frame: 18 1/8 × 19 in. (46 × 48.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through gifts from the Lathrop Fellows. Dedicated to Jonathan L. Cohen, Class of 1960, Tuck 1961, in appreciation on the occasion of his fiftieth reunion

D.2003.16

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, in graphite, lower right: Mary Cassatt

Course History

SART 22, Figure Drawing, Jerry Auten, Winter 2020

ENGL 62.03/WGSS 48.09, 19th Century British Women Writers, Carolyn Dever, Fall 2019

SART 22, Figure Drawing, Brenda Garand, Winter 2015

ARTH 7.2, Paris in the Nineteenth Century, Kristin O‘Rourke, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, On Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2015

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

ARTH 7, Paris in the 19th Century, Kristin O‘Rourke, Winter 2014

ARTH 51, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Katie Hornstein, Fall 2012

ARTH 51, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Katie Hornstein, Fall 2012

SART 20, SART 71, Drawing II, Drawing III, Tom Ferrara, Summer 2012

Exhibition History

The Graphic Art of Mary Cassatt, 1967-68 (as "Under the Lamp"), The Museum of Graphic Art, New York, New York; Cooper Union Museum, New York, New York; National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio; Herron Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana; University of California Art Galleries, Los Angeles, California; no. 17, Oct. 5-Nov. 10, 1968.

Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, no. 39, illus., October 10, 1998-January 10, 1999 (this exhibition traveled to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, February 14-May 9, 1999; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. June 6-September 6, 1999).

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

Making Connections at the Hood Museum of Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 20-April 14, 2009.

Electric Paris, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, February 16-April 21, 2013.

American Works on Paper to 1950: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-December 9, 2007.

American Works on Paper from the Gilded Age, Israel Sack Gallery [American Works on Paper wall], Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 31-July 2011.

American Women of the Etching Revival (as "Under the Lamp"), High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, no. 14, February 9, 1988-May 31, 1989 (this exhibition traveled to The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 11, 1988-August 21, 1988; The Hudson River Museum of Westchester, Yonkers, New York, October 30, 1988-February 12, 1989; National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, 15, 1989-May 31, 1989).

American Impressionism in Georgia Collections (as "Under the Lamp [Two Women at a Lamp]), Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, no. 5, p. 23 illus., September 11-November 14, 1993 (this exhibition traveled to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, February 14-May 9, 1999; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., June 6-September 6, 1999.)

Publication History

Phyllis Peet, American Women of the Etching Revival (Atlanta, GA: High Museum of Art, 1988), 20-21, illus.

Nancy Mathews, "Mary Cassatt and the Changing Face of the 'Modern Woman' in the Impressionist Era," in William U. Eiland, ed., Crosscurrents in American Impressionism at the Turn of the Century (Athens, Georgia: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 1996), 28, fig. 3.

Judith A. Barter (et. al.), Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman (The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998), 262, no. 39, color illus.

Donald D. Keyes, American Impressionism in Georgia Collections. Athens, Georgia (Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 1993), 22-23, color illus.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 27, 41, 42, 104, 106-107, 256-257, ill. p. 22, fig. 18, 105, no. 25.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, American Art Review, Vol. XVII No. 2, April 2005, pp. 86-93, ill p. 88

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 139, no. 111.

Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings (Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970), 257, no. 748, illus. (as Drawing for "Under the Lamp," c. 1881)

Adelyn D. Breeskin, The Graphic Art of Mary Cassatt, The Museum of Graphic Art and Smithsonian Institution Press, New York, 1967, no. 17, illus.

Provenance

Mr. Samuel H. Nowak, Philadelphia, as of 1967; sold to Dr. and Mrs. Jeb Stewart, Georgia, about 1982; consigned to Debra Force Fine Art, Inc., New York, New York, 2002; sold to present collection, 2003.

Catalogue Raisonne

Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, no. 748, illus. (as Drawing for "Under the Lamp," c. 1881)

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