161 (Breeskin 184)
Hélène of Septeuil, with a Parrot
Alternate title(s): L'enfant au perroquet; Hélène de Septeuil avec perroquet; Hélène of Septeuil with a Parrot; Mother and Child with Parrot
c. 1889--90
Pastel on paper
25 7/8 x 20 in. (65.72 x 50.8 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Partial Gift of Dwight and Winifred Vedder, 2006.54.3

provenance / ownership history
Ambroise Vollard, Paris, by 1908
Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Leo M. Rogers, New York, by 1962
Leo M. Rogers Collection sale, Christie's, London, June 27, 1972, #117, ill., as Hélène de Septeuil avec perroquet
to private collection, Los Angeles, California
Petersen Galleries, Beverly Hills, California, by 1981
to Louis Stern Galleries, Beverly Hills, California
to Dwight and Winifred Vedder, Santa Barbara, California
partial gift to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, 2006

exhibition history
1908 Vollard Paris: #18, as L'enfant au perroquet
1962 Baltimore Museum: #112, as Mother and Child with Parrot, lent by Mr. and Mrs. Leo M. Rogers
1978 Nat Collection DC: #11, ill., as Hélène of Septeuil with a Parrot, lent by Jacqueline M. Getty, Los Angeles
1981 San Jose: #32, ill., as Hélène of Septeuil with a Parrot, lent by Peterson Galleries

published references
Ivinski 2004a: p. 24, as Hélène of Septeuil, with a Parrot

commentary

Two counterproofs after this work are known to exist.

PAI

Hélène of Septeuil, with a Parrot, c.1890, pastel counterproof on Japan paper, 27 1/4 x 20 5/8 in. (69.2 x 52.4 cm). (Photograph provided by Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.) [view all counterproofs]
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