330 (Breeskin 415)
Young Mother Sewing
Alternate title(s): Jeune mère; Jeune mère cousant; Little Girl Leaning on Her Mother's Knee; Little Girl Leaning on Her Mother's Knee (Young Mother Sewing); Little Girl Leaning upon Her Mother's Knee; Mère et enfant; Mother and Child; ?Mother and Daughter; Mother Sewing; Young Mother; Young Mother (Jeune mère); Young Woman Sewing
1900
Oil on canvas
36 3/8 x 29 in. (92.39 x 73.66 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.48)

provenance / ownership history
Mary Cassatt
to Durand-Ruel, Paris, January 3, 1901 (Paris stock #6188, Paris photo #1753)
to Durand-Ruel, New York, July 2, 1901 (N.Y. stock #2628)
to Henry O. and Louisine Havemeyer, New York, April 23, 1901
to Louisine Havemeyer, New York, 1907
to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1929, by bequest

exhibition history
1909 St Botolph Boston: #13, as Jeune mère, lent by Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer
1915 Knoedler NY: #47, as Little Girl Leaning upon Her Mother's Knee
1920b Pennsylvania Academy: #9, as Young Mother
1930 Met Museum NY: #3, as Young Mother Sewing
1941--42 Baltimore Museum: #41, as Young Mother Sewing, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1967 Parrish NY: #11, ill., as Young Mother Sewing, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1970 National Gallery DC: #69, ill., as Young Mother Sewing, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1973--74 Newport CA: #22, ill., also cover, as Young Mother Sewing, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1993 Met Museum NY: no #, as Young Mother Sewing
1998 Reynolda NC: no #, as Young Mother Sewing, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1998--99 Chicago AIC: #88, ill., as Young Mother (Jeune mère), lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Chicago only)

published references
Chicago Daily Tribune 1903: p. A5, ill., as illustration only
Geffroy 1904: p. 10, ill., as Mère et enfant
Boston Evening Transcript 1909: p. 11, as "No. 13 . . . mother sewing"
Britton 1915: p. 1, as Little Girl Leaning upon Her Mother's Knee
Havemeyer, L. 1915: p. 8, as "child . . . against her mother's knee"
Havemeyer, L. 1927: p. 378, as "Mamma"
Alexandre, A. 1930: p. 56, ill., as Jeune mère cousant
Arts & Decoration 1930: p. 55, as Young Mother Sewing
Mather 1930: p. 476, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
NY Times 1930b: p. 1, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Rainey 1930: p. M8, as Mother and Child
Met Museum NY 1931: p. 172, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
NY Times 1931: p. 18, if this is the work listed as "Mother and Daughter . . . $5,000"
Literary Digest 1932: cover, ill.; p. 20, as Young Mother Sewing
Watson 1932: p. 31, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Carnegie Corp 1936: n.p., ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Roos 1937: p. 248, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Life 1942: p. 56, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Breuning 1944: p. 31, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Paris 1944: p. 146, as Young Mother Sewing
Monro and Monro 1948: p. 127, as Young Mother Sewing
Sweet 1966: p. 139, as Mother Sewing
Seldis 1974: p. 59, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Yeh 1976: p. 362, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Roudebush 1979: p. 82, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Getlein 1980: p. 134, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Love 1980: p. 40, ill.; p. 123, as Young Mother Sewing
Spassky 1984: p. 28; p. 29, pl. 14, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Armand Hammer 1985: p. 136, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Lindsay 1985: p. 93, as Young Mother
Spassky 1985: pp. 649--51; p. 649, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Weitzenhoffer 1986: #110, ill., pp. 143, 225, as Young Mother Sewing
Mathews 1987: p. 124, ill.; p. 125, as Young Mother Sewing
Effeny 1991: p. 128; p. 129, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Rabinow 1993: p. 90, ill., as Little Girl Leaning upon Her Mother's Knee; p. 95, as "47"
Stein 1993: p. 230, as Young Mother Sewing
Weinberg 1993b: p. 88, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Wold 1993: p. 300, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
High Museum 1994: p. 126, as Young Mother Sewing
Constantino 1995: p. 99, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Ivinski 1997: p. 11, ill., as Young Mother Sewing
Pollock 1998: p. 208, ill., as Little Girl Leaning on Her Mother's Knee (Young Mother Sewing); p. 209, as Little Girl Leaning on Her Mother's Knee; p. 210, as ill. in installation photograph of 1915 Knoedler NY exhibition; pp. 212--13, as Little Girl Leaning on Her Mother's Knee

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