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Mary Cassatt

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Sold
18,750 USD
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Description

  • Mary Cassatt
  • George Moore: two states (Breeskin 27)
  • etching
  • each approximately 223 by 138 mm 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 in
  • first sheet 341 by 313 mm 13 1/2 by 12 3/8 in
Two rare soft-ground etchings, c. 1880, Breeskin's first and second states, on China and laid paper respectively, each framed (2 prints)

Provenance

Ex coll. Edgar Degas (Lugt 657)

Catalogue Note

Cassatt's etchings depict the celebrated Irish novelist and art critic George Moore. Moore championed the artists of the Parisian avant-garde, and his writing drove the popularization of Impressionism in England.  A regular among the circles of bohemian writers and painters in Paris, Moore sat for several portraits by Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and a particularly controversial oil painting by Walter Sickert, among others. 
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