535 (Breeskin 203)
Head of Adele (No. 4)
Alternate title(s): Young Woman
c. 1908
Pastel on paper
24 x 19 in. (60.96 x 48.26 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
Last known with Acquavella Galleries, New York, 1979

provenance / ownership history
Likely with Ambroise Vollard, Paris
À La Vieille Russie, New York
to Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York (stock #s APG 1471D and 1214D), and M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1953 (consignment #WCA 1609)
to Dora Brahms, Inc., New York (Harry and Dora Abramson, also known professionally as Harry and Dora Brahms), 1954
George L. and Frances Armour, New York, by 1969, probably from Brahms
Verna Goldberg, New York, 1978
Acquavella Galleries, New York; placed on consignment with M. Knoedler & Co., New York, December 16, 1978--January 17, 1979 (consignment #CA 12299)

exhibition history
1954 Knoedler NY: #4, as Young Woman

published references
Devree 1954: p. 22, as "pastel portrait"


Counterproofs after this work exist.

Harry and Dora Abramson of New York ran an interior design business under the name of Dora Brahms Inc. Both used the name Brahms professionally. They were involved in the restoration of Lyndhurst, the former Jay Gould Estate in Tarrytown, N.Y. They also provided advice regarding the redecoration of the White House and occasionally sold paintings to clients.

George L. Armour served as president of New York's American Aniline Products, a dye manufacturer. Armour and his wife Frances (d. 1978) were active in New York society.


Head of Adele (No. 4), c.1892, pastel counterproof on Japan paper, 21 1/4 x 18 in. (54 x 45.7 cm). (Photograph provided by Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.) [view all counterproofs]
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