Details
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)
Sketch of Master St. Pierre
signed 'Mary Cassatt' (lower right)
pastel on paper laid down on canvas
21 ¾ x 18 in. (55.2 x 45.7 cm.)
Executed in 1906.
Provenance
Ambroise Vollard, Paris, France.
Galerie de France, Paris, France.
Private collection, New York.
Sale: Kende Galleries, New York, 19 May 1949, no. 77, sold by the above.
Wolf Collection, New York.
Sotheby’s, New York, 19 January 1950, lot 71.
Mr. and Mrs. Nat Bass, New York, acquired from the above.
Sovereign American Arts Corporation, New York, acquired from the above, 1972.
Sotheby's, New York, 23 October 1974, lot 104.
Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York, by 1978.
William Postar, Boston, Massachusetts.
Acquired by the late owners from the above, 1979.
Literature
"Americana Books Among Sale Items," The New York Times, 1949, p. 80 (as one of 'four pastels by Mary Cassatt').
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., Selections from the European Collection, n.p., illustrated (as Master St. Pierre).
A.D. Breeskin, Mary Cassatt, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings, Washington, D.C., 1970, p. 106, no. 209, illustrated.
Exhibited
Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Mary Cassatt: Pastels and Color Prints, February 24-April 30, 1978, p. 29, no. 14.
Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Art Museum, American Impressionism: Paintings of Promise, October 5, 1997-January 4, 1998, pl. 10, illustrated.
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