214 (Breeskin 224)
Sketch of a Mother Looking Down at Thomas
Alternate title(s): Mother and Child; Mother Looking Down at Thomas
c. 1894--95
Pastel on paper
27 x 22 1/2 in. (68.58 x 57.15 cm)
Inscribed upper right: Mary Cassatt
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Gift of Jacqueline and Matt Friedlander, 2005.277

provenance / ownership history
Durand-Ruel, Paris, August 1909
to Sarah Choate (Mrs. J. Montgomery) Sears, 1910
to her daughter Helen Sears (Mrs. J. D. Cameron) Bradley, Southboro, Massachusetts
Childs Gallery, Boston; placed on consignment with M. Knoedler & Co., New York, April 3, 1951 (Knoedler consignment #CA 3860)
to Morris and Charlotte Sprayregen, New York, January 22, 1952 (through M. Knoedler & Co., New York)
to their daughter and her husband, Jacqueline and Matt Friedlander, by 1993
to the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005

exhibition history
1915 Knoedler NY: #51, as Mother and Child

published references
Rabinow 1993: p. 95, as "51"
Pollock 1998: p. 202; p. 203, ill., as Mother Looking Down at Thomas

commentary

Counterproofs after this work exist.

PAI

Sketch of a Mother Looking Down at Thomas, c.1893, pastel counterproof on Japan paper, 20 1/8 x 23 in. (51 x 58.5 cm). (Photograph provided by Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.) [view all counterproofs]
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 blue
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