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    MARY STEVENSON CASSATT (American 1844-1926)
    Study for a Woman in Black at the Opera
    Charcoal and pencil on paper
    5.25in. x 8.25in.
    Stamped lower right: Mathilde X Collection
    Hirschl & Adler Galleries label on verso
    Provenance: from the artist to Mathilde Vallet 1927; the Mathilde X sale, Paris 1931; Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York

    The present work is a study by Mary Cassatt for her large oil painting A Woman in Black at the Opera in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This drawing, along with other pencil studies for the finished canvas, is listed in Adelyn Dohme Breeskin's Catalogue Raisonné on the artist, date to c.1880.

    Franklin Riehlman: Very charming. Similar to the Cassatt drawing that came up at Christie's - London a few years ago.

    Brian Roughton: Attribution is okay.

    Gavin Spainerman: Attribution is okay.

    More information about MARY STEVENSON CASSATT, also known as Cassatt, Mary Stevenson, Mary Cassatt, Mary Stevenson Cassatt.

    Condition Report*: slight yellowing throughout, especially on right and left edges, otherwise good condition
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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