467 (Breeskin 372)
Sara in a Dark Bonnet Holding Her Dog
Alternate title(s): Petite fille au chien
c. 1906--07
Pastel
24 x 18 3/4 in. (60.96 x 47.63 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
Last known with A. & R. Ball, New York, 1962

provenance / ownership history
Robinson, New York; dates unknown
Dombrowski [von Dombrowsky?], Milan, Italy; dates unknown
Matthiesen Gallery, London; dates unknown
A. & R. Ball, New York, by 1962

exhibition history
no known exhibitions

published references
no known literary references

commentary

Sara in a Dark Bonnet Holding Her Dog is known primarily through a black-and-white photograph provided in January 1962 to Adelyn Dohme Breeskin by A. & R. Ball, a New York gallery. The back of the photograph is annotated, presumably by Ball, with the information: "Coll[ection] von Dombrowsky, Milano." In 1967, Stefanie Maison, who had been a partner in London's Matthiesen Gallery before it closed in 1963, wrote to Breeskin that Matthiesen had at some point sold Sara in a Dark Bonnet Holding Her Dog, but she did not provide a date.[1] Maison listed two collections for the pastel: Robinson, New York, and Dombrowski. It is not known if Robinson refers to Elizabeth (Lillie) Seney Robinson, who purchased Cassatt's Antoinette at Her Dressing Table in 1910.

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[1] Stefanie Maison, Faerber and Maison Limited, to Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, London, September 26, 1967; in Breeskin archive, Mary Cassatt Catalogue Raisonné Committee, Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.

Sara in a Dark Bonnet Holding Her Dog, c.1901-03, pastel counterproof on Japan paper, 22 7/8 x 17 in. (58.2 x 17 cm). (Photograph provided by Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.) [view all counterproofs]
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