299 (Breeskin 326)
Nicolle and Her Mother
Alternate title(s): La mère et l'enfant; Mother and Child
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


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.


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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