385 (Breeskin 404)
Reine Lefebvre with Blond Baby and Sara Holding a Cat
Alternate title(s): Maternity; Reine Lefebvre with a Blonde Baby and Sara Holding a Cat; Reine Lefebvre with Blond Baby and Sara Holding a Cat (Maternité)
1902--03
Pastel on paper
32 x 25 3/4 in. (81.28 x 65.4 cm)
Inscribed lower right: à Mons. Vollard/avec mes compliments [illegible]/Mary Cassatt
Private collection

provenance / ownership history
Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Galerie Paul Vallotton, Lausanne, Switzerland
to Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York, November 4, 1960
to Sidney and Esther Rabb, Boston, Massachusetts, September 21, 1961
to their daughter Helene Rabb Cahners, by descent
to Sotheby's, New York, May 6, 2003, #3, ill., as Reine Lefebvre with Blond Baby and Sara Holding a Cat (Maternité)
Hammer Galleries, New York
to Meredith Long & Co., Houston (through Adelson Galleries, New York), 2004
to private collection, 2006

exhibition history
1964 Rose Art Museum: #13, ill., as Maternity, lent by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Rabb
1992 MFA Boston: #19, ill., as Reine Lefebvre with a Blonde Baby and Sara Holding a Cat, lent by private collection
2003--04 Nassau NY: no #, ill., as Reine Lefebvre with Blond Baby and Sara Holding a Cat (Maternité), lent by Hammer Galleries

published references
no known literary references

commentary

Counterproofs after this work exist.

Sidney Rabb (1900–1985) transformed his family business, Economy Grocery Stores in Boston, into the Stop & Shop supermarket chain by adding the element of self-service to the shopping experience.

PAI

Reine Lefebvre with Blond Baby and Sara Holding a Cat , c.1902, pastel counterproof on Japan paper, 31 1/2 x 23 1/4 in. (80 x 59 cm). (Photograph provided by Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.) [view all counterproofs]
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 baby
 blond
 cat
 child
 woman
 mother
 dress
 nude
 animal
 red
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