377 (Breeskin 142)
The Little Sisters
Alternate title(s): Children in the Garden; Les deux enfants; The Sisters; The Young Girls
1901--02
Oil on canvas
18 1/4 x 21 13/16 in. (46.35 x 55.4 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland

provenance / ownership history
Ambroise Vollard, Paris
private collection, France
unknown dealer, France
Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, by November 1952
purchased from Roland, Browse & Delbanco by the Hamilton Trustees and presented to the Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland, 1953

exhibition history
1970 National Gallery DC: #35, ill., as The Little Sisters, lent by the Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum
2002--04 Speed Museum: #10, ill., as The Young Girls

published references
Glasgow 1953: p. 8, ill., as The Sisters
Scottish Art Review 1953: p. 16; p. 18, ill., as The Sisters
Sturrock 1953: p. 40, ill., as The Sisters; p. 43, as "a charmingly free child study"
Denvir 1954: p. 81, ill.; p. 82, as The Sisters
Mathey 1961: p. 113, ill., as The Little Sisters
Glasgow 1967: pp. 6, 35, ill., as The Sisters
Modern French Masters 1970: p. 62, ill., as The Sisters
Yaegashi and Kashiwa 1978: p. 68, ill.
Roudebush 1979: p. 45, ill., as The Sisters
Pollock 1980: p. 50, ill.; pp. 69, 94, as The Little Sisters
Effeny 1991: pp. 80, 84; p. 85, ill.; p. 106, as The Sisters
Constantino 1995: p. 11; pp. 50--51, ill., as The Sisters
Pollock 1998: p. 129, as one of "[figs.] 108--34" [margin note]; p. 154, ill., as Children in the Garden

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