191 (Breeskin 145)
The Family
Alternate title(s): Family (La famille); Girl Offering Flower to Baby on Mother's Knee; La famiglia; La famille; La famille (The Family); Mother and Children; ?Mother and Two Children; The Family (La famille)
1893
Oil on canvas
32 1/4 x 26 1/8 in. (81.92 x 66.36 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va. 71.498

provenance / ownership history
From the artist
to Durand-Ruel, Paris, November 24, 1893 (Paris stock #2860, Paris photo #506)
to Durand-Ruel, New York, February 7, 1894 (N.Y. stock #1196)
to Alfred Atmore Pope, Cleveland, Ohio, February 28, 1894
to Durand-Ruel, New York, May 24, 1894
to Henry O. and Louisine Havemeyer, New York, June 1894
to Louisine Havemeyer, New York, 1907
to Havemeyer estate sale, American Art Association, New York, April 10, 1930, #78, ill., as La famille
to R. D. Smith
Anne-Marie Durand-Ruel (Mrs. Jacques) Lefébure, Paris, by 1933
Durand-Ruel, New York, by 1937, until at least 1948
Marlborough Galleries, London
Trafo, Zurich, Switzerland, 1954
Walter P. Chrysler Jr., New York, by 1960
to the Chrysler Art Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts, now the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, 1971

exhibition history
1893 Durand-Ruel Paris: #3, as La famille
1895 Durand-Ruel NY: #36, as La famille, lent by a private collection
1927 Penn Museum: #8, as Mother and Children
1928 Carnegie Institute: #5, as Girl Offering Flower to Baby on Mother's Knee
1933 Arts Décoratifs Paris: #85, as La famille, lent by A. M. Durand-Ruel
1937 Brooklyn Museum: #21, as La famille, lent by Durand-Ruel, N.Y.
1938 Louvre: #25, ill., as La famille, lent by Durand-Ruel, N.Y.
1938 MOMA Gallery DC: no #, as La famille [per Knoedler]
1938 Montclair Museum: #12, as La famille, lent by Durand-Ruel, N.Y.
1938 Musée du Jeu de Paume: #25, as La famille, lent by Durand-Ruel, New York
1939 Durand-Ruel NY: #7, as La famille
1939 Haverford PA: #13, as The Family, lent by Durand-Ruel Gallery
1941--42 Baltimore Museum: #17, as The Family, lent by Durand-Ruel, N.Y.
1947 Wildenstein NY: #16, ill., as The Family, lent by Durand-Ruel
1948 Milwaukee: #7, as The Family, lent by Durand-Ruel
1953 Marlborough London: #2, as La famille
1960 Dayton OH: #70, ill., as La famille
1962 Chrysler MA: no #, ill., as La famille
1970 National Gallery DC: #37, ill., as The Family, lent by the Chrysler Art Museum
1976 Chrysler VA: no #, ill., as La famille
1977 Cheekwood TN: #43, ill., as La famille
1978 Wildenstein NY: #32, ill., as La famille
1979 Portland ME: no #, as The Family, lent by the Chrysler Museum at Norfolk
1981 Isetan Japan: #23, ill., as The Family
1984 Coe Kerr NY: #24, ill., as The Family, lent by the Chrysler Museum
1993 Met Museum NY: no #, as The Family
1998--99 Chicago AIC: #71, ill., as The Family (La famille), lent by the Chrysler Museum (Chicago, Boston, Washington)

published references
Macdonald 1895: p. 452, ill., as "From the painting by Miss Cassatt"
Walton 1896: p. 356 [mistakenly referred to in text as The Caress], p. 357, ill., as The Family
Pica 1907: p. 15, ill., as La famiglia
Pica 1908: p. 168, ill., as La famiglia
Craftsman 1911: p. 544, ill., as The Family
Alexandre, A. 1930: p. 52, ill., as La famille
Art News 1930b: p. 23, as La famille
Art News 1930c: p. 21, as La famille
Chronique des arts 1930: p. 18, as La famille
Edouard-Joseph 1930: p. 249, ill., as La famille
Met Museum NY 1931: p. 507, as La famille
NY Times 1931: p. 18, if this is the work listed as "Mother and Two Children," in which case it is mistakenly described as a pastel
Art News 1938a: p. 16, ill., as La famille
Goodyear 1938: p. 17, as La famille
Brinton 1939: n.p., as The Family
Lowe, J. 1939: p. 9, as La famille
Pictures on Exhibit 1939: p. 2, ill., as La famille
Richter 1939: p. 9, as The Family
Breuning 1944: p. 15, ill., as The Family
Durand-Ruel 1947: ill., as La famille
Milwaukee 1948: n.p., ill., as The Family
Monro and Monro 1948: p. 125, as Family or La famille
Pictures on Exhibit 1949: cover, ill.; p. 3, as La famille
Art News 1953: p. 45, ill., as The Family; p. 55, as La famille
Illustrated London News 1953: p. 73, ill., as La famille
Bullard 1972: pp. 22, 42; p. 43, color pl. 11, ill., as The Family
Pickvance 1973: p. 746, as "Nos. 145"
Butler 1976a: p. 160, ill., as La famille
Yaegashi and Kashiwa 1978: p. 57; p. 58, ill.
Roudebush 1979: p. 46, ill.; p. 56, as The Family
Webster 1979: p. 38, ill., as The Family
Gerdts 1980: p. 46, ill., as La famille (The Family)
Getlein 1980: p. 56, ill., as The Family
Love 1980: pl. 8, ill.; pp. 71--74, as The Family
Pollock 1980: p. 51, ill.; pp. 69, 72, 109, as The Family
Mathews 1984: p. 258, ill.,as The Family; letter: MC to John H. Whittemore, February 15 [1894], p. 259, as "a picture of three figures"
Seldin 1984: n.p., fig. 24, ill., as The Family
Gordon 1985: p. 48; p. 51, ill., as The Family
Lindsay 1985: p. 72, ill., as The Family
Weitzenhoffer 1986: #48, ill.; pp. 94, 98, as The Family
Van Buren 1989: p. 202nn105--106, as The Family
Effeny 1991: p. 108; p. 109, ill., as The Family
Gordon 1991: p. 158, as The Family
Harrison, J. 1991: pp. x, 150; p. 151, ill., as The Family
Stein 1993: p. 216, ill., as The Family
Wold 1993: p. 298; p. 299, ill., as The Family
Constantino 1995: p. 73, ill., as The Family
Pollock 1998: p. 47, as "[fig.] 29" [margin note]; p. 49, ill., as The Family
Webster 2004: p. 124; p. 125; p. 130, ill.; p. 131, as The Family
Harrison, J. 2005: p. 122; p. 123, ill., as The Family
Terra and Louvre 2006: p. 128; p. 129, ill., as The Family

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