Femme assise de profil; Fillette; Au théâtre (3) each stamped with the Mathilde X collection stamp (Lugt 2665a; lower right) each pencil on paper I. 9 5/8 x 7 1/16in. (24.5 x 18cm) II. 9 1/4 x 5 7/8in. (23.5 x 15cm) III. 3 15/16 x 6 5/16in. (10 x 16cm) I. Executed circa 1881 II. Executed circa 1908 III. Executed circa 1880
PROVENANCE Collection of Mathilde Valet, Château de Beaufresne, France (acquired from the artist, 1927). Mathilde X Sale, Galerie A.-M. Reitlinger, Paris, May 19 - June 30, 1931, lots 96, 145, 171, respectively. Durand-Ruel, Paris. Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, October 25, 1985, lot 96. Acquired at the above sale by the previous owners. By descent from the above to the present owner.
EXHIBITED Paris, Galerie A.-M. Reitlinger, Dessins, pastels, peintures, études par Mary Cassatt, May - June 1931, no. 96, 145, 171, respectively.
LITERATURE A. Dohme Breeskin, Mary Cassatt, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors and Drawings, Washington, D.C., 1970, no. 747 (illustrated p. 257), no. 921 (illustrated p. 300), no. 723 (illustrated p. 251).
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