157 (Breeskin 179)
At the Window
Alternate title(s): À la fenĂȘtre; Jeune femme Ă  la fenĂȘtre; Jeune femme portant un enfant; Jeune femme portant un enfant nu; Mother and Child
c. 1889--90
Pastel and charcoal on paper
29 3/8 x 24 5/8 in. (74.61 x 62.55 cm)
Inscribed lower left: Mary Cassatt
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

provenance / ownership history
Recovered by the Commission de récupération artistique and remitted to the Cabinet des dessins of the Louvre, December 1949

exhibition history
1966 Louvre: #67, as Jeune femme portant un enfant
1988 d'Orsay: #53, ill., as Jeune femme portant un enfant nu or À la fenĂȘtre
1989 National Gallery DC: #18, as At the Window

published references
Monnier 1985: p. 221, ill., as Jeune femme portant un enfant nu
Mathews 1987: p. 68, ill.; pp. 69, 72, as At the Window
Mathews and Shapiro 1989: p. 34, ill.; p. 140, as At the Window
Vaudevire 1991: p. 101, as À la fenĂȘtre
Constantino 1995: p. 59, ill., as Jeune femme Ă  la fenĂȘtre
Pollock 1998: p. 161; p. 163, ill., as At the Window
Rosen and Pinsky 2000a: p. 21, as At the Window


The French government's Commission de récupération artistique sought to recover artworks plundered by the Nazis and return them to their rightful owners. The most significant of those works that could not be returned were added to the collections of the French national museums when the Commission was dissolved in 1949.


Baby’s Back, 1890, drypoint, with a few soft-ground lines, 9 3/16 x 6 7/16 in. (23 x 16.3 cm). (Photograph provided by the Breeskin archive, Mary Cassatt Catalogue RaisonnĂ© Committee, Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.)

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