290 (Breeskin 271)
Anne, with Her Mother, Seated on the Grass
Alternate title(s): Anne Seated on the Grass with Her Mother; Mère jouant avec son bébé; Mère jouant avec son enfant; Mother Playing with Her Child
1898--99
Pastel on paper
25 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (64.77 x 80.01 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1922

provenance / ownership history
Durand-Ruel, Paris, early December 1898 (Paris stock #4856, Paris photo #1137), until at least 1912
James Stillman, Paris and New York, likely from Durand-Ruel, Paris
to his son Dr. Ernest Goodrich Stillman, New York, by bequest
to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1922

exhibition history
1907--08 Manchester: #73, as Mother Playing with Her Child
1908 Durand-Ruel Paris: #43, as Mère jouant avec son enfant
1910 Société Nationale Paris: #175, as Mère jouant avec son bébé, lent by Durand-Ruel
1912 Manzi Paris: #93, as Mère jouant avec son bébé
1914 Durand-Ruel Paris: #23, as Mère jouant avec son bébé
1941--42 Baltimore Museum: #27, as Mother Playing with Her Child, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1947 Wildenstein NY: #26, as Mother Playing with Her Child, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1984 Coe Kerr NY: #27, ill., as Mother Playing with Her Child, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1989 National Gallery DC: #23-1, as Mother Playing with Her Child

published references
NY Daily Tribune 1910b: p. 4, as one of the "good portraits of children"
Segard 1913: following p. 72, ill., as Mère jouant avec son enfant
Burroughs, B. 1922: pp. 55, 55n10, as Mother Playing with Her Child
NY Evening Post 1922: as one of "[f]ive paintings in oil and four in pastel"
NY Times 1922c: p. 11, as one of "nine paintings by Mary Cassatt"
Edouard-Joseph 1930: p. 250, as Mère jouant avec son enfant
Art Digest 1947: cover, ill., as Mother Playing with Her Child
Monro and Monro 1948: p. 126, as Mère jouant avec son enfant
Seldin 1984: n.p., fig. 27, ill., as Mother Playing with Her Child
Spassky 1984: p. 22; p. 24, pl. 11, ill., as Mother Playing with Her Child
Bolger 1989: p. 152, ill., as Mother Playing with Her Child
Mathews and Shapiro 1989: p. 194, ill., as Mother Playing with Her Child
Constantino 1995: pp. 94--95, ill., as Mother Playing with Her Child
Gruitrooy 1996: p. 74, ill.; p. 75, as Mother Playing with Her Child
Pollock 1998: p. 195, as Anne Seated on the Grass with Her Mother

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