448 (Breeskin 364)
Sara, in a Bonnet with Streamers Loose, and Her Dog
Alternate title(s): La fillette au chien
c. 1906--07
Pastel
22 7/16 x 16 15/16 in. (56.99 x 43.02 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
Last known with Gaston Lévy, 1929

provenance / ownership history
Likely with Ambroise Vollard, Paris
possibly with Sacha Guitry, Paris
to Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 27, 1929, #73, ill., as La fillette au chien
to Gaston Lévy, Paris

exhibition history
no known exhibitions

published references
Art News 1929e: p. 14, as La fillette au chien
London Times 1929: p. 13, as La fillette au chien
Fage 1930: p. 223, as La fillette au chien

commentary

Sara, in a Bonnet with Streamers Loose, and Her Dog is known only through the photograph of the work published in the catalogue for an auction held at the Hôtel Drouot, Paris, on April 27, 1929. The picture sold for 74,000 francs.[1]

While the title page of the 1929 auction catalogue lists the consignors as "S. G. and various collectors," the lots consigned by "S. G." are not specifically designated. Therefore, it cannot be determined whether Sara, in a Bonnet with Streamers Loose, and Her Dog was consigned by "S. G." or by one of the other collectors. The Frick Art Reference Library proposes that "S. G." might be "Gentry" or "Sacha Guitry." Russian-born Sacha Guitry (1885–1957), a prolific playwright and actor, was a friend of the painter Edouard Vuillard's.

Counterproofs after this work exist.

PAI

[1] "74,000 Francs for a Mary Cassatt," Art News 27 (May 18, 1929), p. 14.

Sara, in a Bonnet with Streamers Loose, and Her Dog, c.1901, pastel counterproof on Japan paper, 22 3/8 x 16 7/8 in. (50.5 x 72.5 cm). (Photograph provided by Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.) [view all counterproofs]

 

Sara, in a Bonnet with Streamers Loose, and Her Dog, c.1901, pastel counterproof on Japan paper, 22 3/8 x 16 7/8 in. (50.5 x 72.5 cm). (Photograph provided by Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.) [view all counterproofs]
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