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Mary Cassatt

Baby Charles Looking Over His Mother's Shoulder (No. 3)

Guaranteed Property

Estimate:

1,000,000

to
- 1,500,000 USD

Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections

Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt

Baby Charles Looking Over His Mother's Shoulder (No. 3)

Baby Charles Looking Over His Mother's Shoulder (No. 3)

Estimate:

1,000,000

to
- 1,500,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,593,000

USD

Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections

Mary Cassatt

1844 - 1926

Baby Charles Looking Over His Mother's Shoulder (No. 3)


signed Mary Cassatt (lower left)

oil on canvas

26 ¾ by 20 ¾ inches

(67.9 by 52.7 cm)

Painted in 1900.


This work is included as no. 328 in the Cassatt Committee's revision of Adelyn Dohme Breeskin's catalogue raisonné of the works of Mary Cassatt.

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Please note that Lot 28 has a Guarantee.
The artist
(probably) Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1901
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus J. Lawrence, by 1909 (probably acquired from the above)
Estate of the above (sold: American Art Association, New York, January 21-22, 1910, lot 66)
Alexander Morten, New York (acquired from the above)
Estate of the above (sold: American Art Association, New York, January 29, 1919, lot 71)
M. Knoedler & Co., New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1919
Gustave Geffroy, "Femmes artistes: Un peintre de l'enfance, Miss Mary Cassatt," Les modes 4, February 1904, p. 4, illustrated (as Toilette de bébé)
"Zpravy a Poznamky," Volne Smery 11, December 1907, p. 401, illustrated (as Zena s Deckem)
"The Fine Arts: Miss Mary Cassatt's Exhibition," Boston Evening Transcript, February 9, 1909, p. 11 (as Babe Looking Over His Mother's Shoulder)
"Revue des ventes: Ventes américaines, Collection Cyrus J. Lawrence," Gazette de L'hôtel Drouot 19, February 10, 1910, n.p. (as Mère en robe rouge et enfant)
"Kollektion Cyrus J. Lawrence. Auktion in Mendelssohn Hall in New York, January 21, 1910," Kunstmarkt 7, February 25, 1910, p. 180 (as Mere et enfant)
Andre Mellerio, "Mary Cassatt," L'art et les artistes 12, November 1910, p. 71, illustrated (as Femme en corsage rouge et son enfant)
"Art," Nation 90, January 27, 1910, p. 98 (as Mother in Red Dress with Child)
"Bayre Bronzes to Be Sold: A Hundred Pieces Owned by the Late Cyrus J. Lawrence," New York Sun, January 2, 1910, Third Section, p. 4 (as a Mother in Red Dress and a Nude Child)
"Sale of Lawrence Pictures," New York Sun, January 22, 1910, p. 5 (as Mother in Red Dress, with Child)
"Seventy-nine Pictures of the Late Cyrus J. Lawrence Collection Bring $49,255," New York Times, January 22, 1910, p. 7 (as Mother in Red Dress with Child)
"Two Art Sales: Paintings of Lawrence Collection Bring $149,225," New York Tribune, January 22, 1910, p. 7 (as Mother, in Red Dress, with Child)
Florence Levy, ed., "Paintings Sold at Auction," American Art Annual 1910–1911, vol. 8, New York, 1911, p. 355-86, illustrated (as Mother in Red Dress, with Child)
"Fine Paintings by Society Are Seen in Newport," New York Herald, July 20, 1912, p. 10 (as Mother and Child)
Achille Segard, Mary Cassatt: Un Peintre des Enfants et des Mères, pp. 93, 204, illustrated (as Femme au corsage rouge et portant un bébé appuyé sur son épaule)
"Morten–Lawrence–Inglis Picture Sale," American Art News 17, February 1, 1919, p. 9 (as Femme au corsage rouge et enfant)
"High Prices Bid for Pictures," Brooklyn Eagle, January 30, 1919, p. 4 (as Femme au corsage rouge et enfant)
"Brooklyn Institute Reports Busy Month," Brooklyn Eagle, March 14, 1919, p. 7 (as Mother and Child)
"Renoir, Degas and Ryder Figure in Great Art Sale," New York Herald, January 24, 1919, pt. 2, p. 6 (as Femme au corsage rouge et enfant)
"Ninety Paintings by Modern Men Sold for $54,110," New York Herald, January 30, 1919, pt. 2, p. 7 (as Femme au corsage rouge et enfant)
"Work of Masters Placed on View," New York Sun, January 23, 1919, p. 7 (as Woman and Child, by Mary Cassatt)
"$8,800 Paid for a Degas Pastel," New York Times, January 30, 1919, p. 11 (as Femme au corsage rouge et enfant)
“The Trend of Art as Shown by Sale," Pottery, Glass & Brass Salesman 19, April 24, 1919, p. 20 (as canvas by Mary Cassatt)
"Art Notes," Spur 23, February 15, 1919, p. 4 (as Femme au corsage rouge et enfant)
"The World of Art: The Brooklyn Museum and the Modern French School," New York Times Book Review and Magazine, July 1, 1923, p. BR1 (as The Mirror)
Helen Read Appleton, "The Secret of Art Appreciation," Brooklyn Eagle, August 26, 1923, p. 12 (as one of Two of Her Mother and Child Group and the oil Mother and Child)
"Hidden Treasure Revealed by The Eagle in Museum is 'The Mirror,' Mary Cassatt's Famous Mother and Child Study in Oil," Brooklyn Eagle, October 28, 1928, p. 14A, illustrated as (The Mirror)
"Hidden Treasure Found in Eagle Hunt at Brooklyn Museum Reveals Dresden China Plate Made for King 100 Years Ago," Brooklyn Eagle, November 4, 1928, p. 8F (as The Mirror)
Helen Appleton Read, "American Painting from 1880 to 1900 in Distinguished Selection at Brooklyn Museum," Brooklyn Eagle, January 24, 1932, p. E6, illustrated (as Caress Maternal)
Howard Simon, "Stories of Master Painters, Spinster Mary Cassatt Loved 'Mother and Child' Subjects," Tonawanda Evening News, April 18, 1935, p. 8, illustrated (as Mother and Child)
Grant Code, "American Painting in the Collection of the Brooklyn Museum," Brooklyn Museum Quarterly 24, April 1937, p. 72 (as Mother and Child)
Hendrik Willem van Loon, How to Look at Pictures, A Short History of Painting, New York, 1938, p. 72 (as Mother and Child)
Jane Corby, "Dr. John I. H. Baur, Brooklyn's New Type Curator," Brooklyn Eagle, April 4, 1939, n.p. (as one of the Mary Cassatt Mother and Child studies)
Margaret Breuning, Mary Cassatt, New York, 1944, p. 33, illustrated (as Mother and Child (The Mirror))
Howard Devree, "Among the Local Shows," New York Times, June 30, 1946, p. X4, (as one of three oils and a large pastel)
"Living Pictures for 1946," Lincoln Star, March 10, 1946, p. 15 (as Mother and Child)
Edward Alden Jewell, "Art Display to Aid Children's Group," New York Times, April 9, 1947, p. 29 (as one of two finely typical mother and child subjects)
Isabel Stevenson Monro and Kate M. Monro, Index to Reproductions of American Paintings, New York, 1948, p. 126 (as Mother and Child or The Mirror or Femme au corsage rose)
American Painting in the Brooklyn Museum Collection, New York, 1953, no. 54, n.p., illustrated (as Mother and Child)
"American Art Exhibition Opens," Athens Messenger, May 2, 1954, p. 17 (as Mother and Child)
Peggy O'Reilly, "B'klyn Museum Moves Uptown—To Exhibit Its Art Treasures," Brooklyn Eagle, April 9, 1954, p. 7 (as Mother and Child)
Anna Louise Thorne, "My Afternoon with Mary Cassatt (as told to W. Edwin ver Becke)," School Arts 59, May 1960, p. 11, illustrated (as Mother and Child)
"Artist at Work," Hartford Courant, December 21, 1965, p. 28E, illustrated in situ (as Mother and Child)
Robin McKown, The World of Mary Cassatt, New York, 1972, p. 236 (as Mother and Child)
Mahonri Young, American Realists, Homer to Hopper, New York, 1977, p. 61, illustrated (as Mother and Child)
Brooklyn Museum, American Paintings: A Complete Illustrated Listing of Works in the Museum's Collection, New York, 1979, p. 29, illustrated (as Mother and Child)
Frank Getlein, Mary Cassatt, Paintings and Prints, New York, 1980, p. 112, illustrated
Richard H. Love, Cassatt: The Independent, Chicago, Illinois, 1980, p. 37, illustrated p. 118 (as Baby Charles Looking over His Mother's Shoulder)
Griselda Pollock, Mary Cassatt, New York, 1980, p. 114, illustrated
Maria Constantino, Mary Cassatt, New York, 1995, p. 100, illustrated (as Mother and Child)
Kevin Sharp, "Lifetime Exhibition History," Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman, Chicago, Illinois, 1998, pp. 356–62
Pamela A. Ivinski, "Revisiting Mary Cassatt," Antiques and Fine Art, December 2004-January 2005, pp. 221–22; no. 7, illustrated 
Pamela A. Ivinski, "Art in a Mirror: The Counterproofs of Mary Cassatt," Antiques 166, November 2004, pp. 151, no. 153n21 (as Baby Charles Looking over His Mother's Shoulder)
Teresa A. Carbone, American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum, Artists Born by 1876, vol. 1, New York, 2006, pp. 351-53, illustrated (as Woman in a Red Bodice and Her Child)
Beatrice Fontanel, Mais Que Fait Ce Bebe, Paris, France, 2007, n.p., illustrated (as Mere et son fils)
Boston, Massachusetts, St. Botolph Club, Pictures by Mary Cassatt, February 1909, no. 16 (as Femme au corsage rouge et enfant)
Newport, Rhode Island, Art Association of Newport, First Annual Exhibition of Pictures by American Painters, July 1912, no. 24 (as Mother and Child)
Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Paintings by Contemporary English and French Painters, November 1922–January 1923, no. 145 (as Mother and Child)
Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Exhibition of Paintings by American Impressionists and Other Artists of the Period 1880–1900, January-February 1932, no. 15b
Toronto, Canada, Art Gallery of Toronto, An Exhibition of Modern French Painting from Manet to Matisse: Water Colours by Contemporary American Painters; Memorial Exhibition of the Work of J. E. H. MacDonald, R.C.A, January 1933, no. 3 (as Mother and Child)
Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Leaders of American Impressionism: Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, John H. Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, October 1937, no. 34 (as Mother and Child)
Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore Museum of Art, Mary Cassatt, November 1941–January 1942, no. 60 (as Mother and Child)
Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Mary Cassatt: Paintings, Pastels, Prints, June 1946 (as Mother and Child)
New York, Portraits, Inc., The Family 1847–1947: Portraits of American Children and Their Parents, April 1947, no. 13 (as Mother and Child (The Mirror))
New York, Wildenstein & Co. Inc., A Loan Exhibition of Mary Cassatt, October-December 1947, no. 31 (as Mother and Child)
Pasadena, California, Pasadena Art Institute, Mary Cassatt and Her Parisian Friends, October-December 1951, no. 4 (as Mother and Child)
Utica, New York, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Expatriates: Whistler, Cassatt, Sargent, January 1953, no. 23 (as Mother and Child)
New York, Knoedler & Co., American Panorama, An Exhibition of Paintings from the Brooklyn Museum Collection, April 1954, no. 54 (as Mother and Child)
Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Face of America, The History of Portraiture in the United States, November 1957–January 1958, no. 39, illustrated (as Mother and Child)
Palm Beach, Florida, Society of the Four Arts, Loan Exhibition of Works by John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt, March-April 1959, no. 43 (as Mother and Child (The Mirror))
Southampton, New York, Parrish Art Museum, Miss Mary Cassatt, Paintings and the Graphic Arts, July-August 1967, no. 3 (as Mother and Child)
Tokyo, Japan, Isetan Museum of Art; Nara, Japan, Nara Prefectural Museum of Art, The Art of Mary Cassatt 1844–1926, June-August 1981, no. 32, illustrated (as Baby Charles Looking over His Mother's Shoulder)
Southampton, New York, Parrish Art Museum; Buffalo, New York, Albright-Knox Gallery, A Celebration of American Ideals: Paintings from the Brooklyn Museum, May-January 1992, n.p., illustrated (as Mother and Child)
Tokyo, Japan, Isetan Museum of Art; Hiroshima, Japan, Hiroshima Museum of Art; Osaka, Japan, Takashimaya Grand Hall; Hokkaido, Japan, Hakodate Museum of Art, Les femmes Impressionnistes: Morisot, Cassatt, Gonzalès, March-August 1995, no. 48, illustrated
Brooklyn, New York, Koriyama City Museum, French and American Impressionist Works from the Collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, April-May 2000
Yokohama, Japan, Yokohama Museum of Art; Kyoto, Japan, National Museum of Modern Art, Mary Cassatt Retrospective, June-December 2017, no. 88, illustrated (as Woman in a Red Bodice and Her Child)