Mary Cassatt

(1844 Allegheny City, PA. – Château de Beaufresne, Mesnil-Theribus 1926)

Tea ca. 1890

etching on laid paper

7 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches (181 x 156 mm); sheet 13 7/8 x 8 3/8 inches (352 x 213 mm)

watermark: coat of arms


Robert Hartshorne, New York (Lugt 2215b)

thence by descent

Breeskin 133 fifth (final) state

A superb impression of the final state which was printed in an edition of 25. The drypoint effects in this impression are unusually rich; this must therefore clearly been one of the earliest pulls within the edition.

This is one of twelve drypoints (Breeskin 127-138) that were shown in Durand-Ruel’s Cassatt exhibition in 1893.