192 (Breeskin 216)
Nude Baby Reaching for an Apple
Alternate title(s): Baby Reaching for an Apple; Child Picking a Fruit; Child Picking a Fruit (Enfant cueillant un fruit); Child Picking Fruit; Enfant cueillant un fruit; Enfant cueillant une pomme; Jeune enfant essayant d'attraper une pomme (Baby Reaching for an Apple); L'enfant cueillant une pomme; Nude Baby Reaching for an Apple from His Mother's Arms
1893
Oil on canvas
39 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (100.33 x 65.4 cm)
Inscribed lower left: Mary Cassatt
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, Gift of Ivor and Anne Massey, 75.18

provenance / ownership history
From the artist
to Durand-Ruel, Paris (Paris stock #2862, Paris photo #508)
to Durand-Ruel, New York, February 12, 1895
to Durand-Ruel, Paris, April 5, 1895 (Paris stock #3384)
to James Stillman, Paris, May 11, 1910
to his son Dr. Ernest Goodrich Stillman, New York, by 1927
his daughter Jane Stillman (Mrs. Blaine) Durham, Hume, Virginia, by 1959
Ivor and Anne Holt Massey, Virginia
to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, 1975

exhibition history
1893 Durand-Ruel Paris: #2, as Enfant cueillant un fruit
1895 Durand-Ruel NY: #4, as Enfant cueillant un fruit
1908 Durand-Ruel Paris: #14, as Enfant cueillant un fruit
1976--77 Dayton OH: #8, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple, lent by the Virginia Museum of Arts
1981 Isetan Japan: #28, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple
1989 National Gallery DC: #15-2, as Nude Baby Reaching for an Apple
1990 Thyssen-Boremisza: #3, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple, lent by the Virginia Museum of Art
1995 Isetan Japan: #46, ill., as Jeune enfant essayant d'attraper une pomme (Baby Reaching for an Apple), lent by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
1998--99 Chicago AIC: #70, ill., as Child Picking a Fruit (Enfant cueillant un fruit), lent by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Chicago, Boston, Washington)

published references
Macdonald 1895: p. 250, ill., as "From the painting by Mary Cassatt"
NY Times 1895b: p. 4, as "child gathering fruit, (No. 4)"
NY World 1895: p. 4, as Child Picking Fruit
Walker, S. 1895: p. 7, as "mother in pink, holding a baby to reach the green apples"
Critic 1896: p. 117, if this is one of Cassatt's "paintings of ugly women picking fruit" shown in 1896 Woman's Art Club
NY Evangelist 1896: p. 10, if this is one of Cassatt's three "life-size paintings" shown in 1896 Woman's Art Club
Scribner's Magazine 1896: p. 392, as "Miss Cassatt's painting"
Walton 1896: frontispiece, ill., as Child Picking Fruit; p. 356, as "sitter . . . with scant yellowish hair"; p. 361, as "frontispiece"
Segard 1913: following p. 36, ill., as Enfant cueillant une pomme
Lucas 1927: p. 24, ill., as L'enfant cueillant une pomme, owned by Dr. E. G. Stillman
Edouard-Joseph 1930: p. 250, as Enfant cueillant une pomme
Monro and Monro 1948: p. 125, as Enfant cueillant une pomme
Bullard 1972: pp. 17, 54; p. 55, color pl. 17, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Hale, N. 1975: p. 105, as Nude Baby Reaching for an Apple from His Mother's Arms
Gerdts 1977: p. 39; p. 51, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Webster 1979: p. 43, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Getlein 1980: p. 102, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Love 1980: pp. 99, 104, as Nude Baby Reaching for an Apple
Teilman 1981: p. 99, as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Rubinstein 1982: pp. 135--36, pl. 14, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Troyen 1983: p. 316, as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Gerdts 1984: p. 43; p. 44, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Buettner 1986: p. 17, as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Mathews 1987: p. 86; p. 88, ill.; pp. 91, 110, as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Mathews and Shapiro 1989: pp. 50, 157; p. 158, ill., as Nude Baby Reaching for an Apple
Van Buren 1989: pp. 148, 201n94, as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Gerdts 1990: p. 28; p. 29, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Effeny 1991: pp. 33, 110, 112; p. 113, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Strazdes 1992: p. 130, as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Hutton 1994: p. 342 ill.; p. 343, as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Constantino 1995: p. 75, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Pollock 1998: p. 59; p. 61, ill., as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Ivinski 2004a: p. 26, as Baby Reaching for an Apple
Ivinski 2004c: p. 147, ill.; p. 150, as Nude Baby Reaching for an Apple
Webster 2004: p. 110; p. 125; p. 129, ill.; p. 131, as Baby Reaching for an Apple

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