536 (Breeskin 314)
Mother Rose Nursing Her Child
c. 1908
Pastel on paper
28 1/4 x 22 3/4 in. (71.75 x 57.78 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
Collection of Shelburne Museum; 27.3.1-29

provenance / ownership history
Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Lagrave Collection, Paris
Roger Bernheim; later known as Roger Darnetal, Paris
Howard Young Galleries, New York; placed on consignment with M. Knoedler & Co., New York, January 10, 1959 (consignment #CA 5609)
to Electra Webb (Mrs. Dunbar) Bostwick, Shelburne, Vermont, October 14, 1959 (through M. Knoedler & Co., New York)
to the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont

exhibition history
no known exhibitions

published references
Muller 1976: p. 39, ill., as Mother Rose Nursing Her Child
Dreiss 1984: p. 35, ill.; p. 137, as Mother Rose Nursing Her Child

commentary

Counterproofs after this work exist.

Roger Bernheim, son of the prominent Parisian art dealer Georges Bernheim, changed his name to Roger Darnetal.

Howard Young (1878–1972) was an art dealer; a partner in business with Elizabeth Taylor's father, Francis Taylor; and a friend of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's.

PAI

Mother Rose Nursing Her Child, c.1900, pastel counterproof on Japan paper, 28 3/4 x 24 5/8 in. (73 x 62.5 cm). (Photograph provided by Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.) [view all counterproofs]
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 child
 baby
 woman
 breast
 brunette
 looking down
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