299 (Breeskin 326)
Nicolle and Her Mother
Alternate title(s): La mère et l'enfant; Mother and Child
1898--99
Pastel on paper
25 1/8 x 20 3/4 in. (63.82 x 52.71 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
Purchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, 1966.21

provenance / ownership history
Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Kleeman Galleries, New York
John Nicholson Gallery, New York
to Sidney Levyne, Baltimore, Maryland, 1951
to Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1959
to Dunbar and Electra Webb Bostwick, Shelburne, Vermont, 1962
to Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1965
to the Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, 1966

exhibition history
1966 Lighthouse NY: no #, ill., as Mother and Child

published references
Art Quarterly 1966: p. 306; p. 312, ill., as Mother and Child
Des Moines 1966: cover, ill., as Mother and Child
Chronique des arts 1967: p. 101, ill., as La mère et l'enfant
Des Moines 1985: p. 48, ill., as Nicolle and Her Mother

commentary

Sidney Levyne (1903–1976) worked in advertising and designed the logo for the Cat's Paw brand of replacement heels and soles. At one time he owned the E_Z Letter company, which made stencils.

Counterproofs after this work exist.

PAI

Nicolle and Her Mother, c.1900, pastel counterproof on Japan paper, 30 5/8 x 23 3/8 in. (77.8 x 59.4 cm). (Photograph provided by Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.) [view all counterproofs]
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