The Bonnet

Mary Cassatt - The Bonnet


Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), The Bonnet, drypoint, c. 1891, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Breeskin 137, third state (of 3). In very good condition, with full margins, 7 1/4 x 5 1/2, the sheet 11 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches; the sheet with deckle edges.

Ex collection: Mrs Gardner Cowles

A suberb impression, printed in a brown ink on heavy cream laid paper, with much burr from the drypoint work, particularly in the hat and ribbon, and printed with a subtle layer of plate tone.

Only one impression of the first state is known, a few of the second, and the third state was published in an edition of up to 25 impressions.