235 (Breeskin 282)
Mother Giving a Drink to Her Child
Alternate title(s): Child Drinking; Mère donnant à boire à son enfant; Mère et enfant; Mère faisant manger son enfant; Mother Feeding a Child; Mother Feeding Her Child; Mother Giving Her Child a Drink of Water; Portrait; Supper-time
1896
Pastel on paper
25 1/2 x 32 in. (64.77 x 81.28 cm)
Inscribed lower left: Mary Cassatt
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, From the collection of James Stillman, Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, 1922

provenance / ownership history
Durand-Ruel, Paris, c. December 1896 (Paris stock #3981, Paris photo #842), probably from the artist
to Durand-Ruel, New York, c. January 1898
Cyrus J. Lawrence, New York, probably from Durand-Ruel, New York
to Lawrence estate sale, American Art Galleries, New York, January 21--22, 1910, #26, as Mother Feeding a Child
to Durand-Ruel, New York
James Stillman, Paris and New York, probably from Durand-Ruel, New York or Paris
to his son Dr. Ernest Goodrich Stillman, New York, by bequest
to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1922

exhibition history
1898 Durand-Ruel NY: no # yet known
1898 St Botolph Boston: #5 or #10, as Mère et enfant

published references
Riordan 1898: p. 130, ill., as Portrait
Hoeber 1899a: p. 741, ill., as Supper-time
Mauclair 1902: frontispiece, ill., as Mère donnant à boire à son enfant
Chicago Daily Tribune 1903: p. A5, ill., as illustration only
Geffroy 1904: p. 8, as "le recueillement de ce garçonnet"
American Art News 1910a: p. 4, as Mother Feeding a Child
Cortissoz 1910: p. 7, as Mother Feeding a Child
Gazette Drouot 1910a: n.p., as Mère faisant manger son enfant
Good Housekeeping 1910: p. 142, ill., as Child Drinking
NY Times 1910a: p. 7, as Mother Feeding a Child
Segard 1913: following p. 84, ill., as Mère donnant à boire à son enfant
Wager-Smith 1914: p. 1, ill., as Mother Giving Her Child a Drink of Water
Burroughs, B. 1922: pp. 55, 55n11, as Mother Feeding 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. 248, ill., as Mère donnant à boire a son enfant
Monro and Monro 1948: p. 125, as Mère donnant à boire à son enfant
Getlein 1980: p. 110, ill., as Mother Feeding Her Child
Love 1980: p. 35, ill.; p. 109, as Mother Giving a Drink to Her Child
Pollock 1980: p. 113, ill., as Mother Giving Her Child a Drink
Mathews 1987: p. 109, ill.; p. 110, as Mother Feeding Her Child
Bolger 1989: cover, ill.; p. 52; p 53, ill.; p. 151, ill., as Mother Feeding Child
Constantino 1995: pp. 92--93, ill., as Mother Feeding Her Child
Pollock 1998: p. 190; p. 191, ill., as Mother Feeding Her Child

commentary

Cyrus J. Lawrence (1832–1908) founded the Wall Street investment banking firm Cyrus J. Lawrence & Sons.

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