244 (Breeskin 264)
A Kiss for Baby Anne (No. 1)
Alternate title(s): A Kiss for Baby Anne
1897
Pastel on paper
25 1/2 x 20 3/4 in. (64.77 x 52.71 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
Last known when sold at Sotheby's, New York, 1990

provenance / ownership history
Likely with Ambroise Vollard, Paris
possibly with Collection Bhyze (sp.?), Paris
Georges Bernheim, Paris
to M. Knoedler & Co., Paris (Paris stock #16713, London stock #7932), January 14, 1927
to Mr. Bergard, Paris, May 1927
George (or Georges) A. Schick, Paris; placed on consignment with M. Knoedler & Company, New York (consignment #CA 3247), February 24, 1949
to Elizabeth N. Graham (née Florence Nightingale Graham; also known as Elizabeth Arden), April 20, 1951 (through M. Knoedler & Co., New York)
to her niece Patricia Graham Young, New York, by bequest
consigned by Young estate to Sotheby's, New York, May 18, 1990, #333, ill.

exhibition history
no known exhibitions

published references
Dreiss 1984: pp. 35, 167, as A Kiss for Baby Anne

commentary

A Kiss for Baby Anne (No. 1) appears to have been signed after a counterproof was taken.

Elizabeth Arden (1878–1966), born Florence Nightingale Graham in Ontario, Canada, founded the cosmetics company that bears the name she coined for business purposes. She was also well-known for raising highly successful thoroughbred racehorses. Like Cassatt, she was awarded the Légion d'honneur by the French government, receiving hers in 1962.

PAI

A Kiss for Baby Anne (No.1), c.1897, pastel counterproof on Japan paper, 24 3/4 x 20 1/2 in. (63 x 52 cm). (Photograph provided by Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.) [view all counterproofs]
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