418 (Breeskin 428)
Study of Margot in a Fluffy Hat
Alternate title(s): Buste de fillette; Buste de jeune fille; Fillette; Head of a Little Girl; Margot Lux avec un large chapeau; Young Girl
c. 1903--04
Pastel on paper
25 3/16 x 19 1/16 in. (63.98 x 48.42 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
Musée du Petit Palais, Paris, France

provenance / ownership history
Likely with Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Roger Marx, Paris
to Roger Marx estate sale, Galerie Manzi, Joyant, Paris, May 11--12, 1914, #103, as Buste de fillette
to the Musée du Petit Palais, Paris

exhibition history
1953 Petit Palais Paris: #397, as Buste de fillette
1993 Pavillon des Arts: #23, as Buste de fillette

published references
Art in Europe 1914: p. 92, as Head of a Little Girl
Gazette Drouot 1914b: n.p., as Buste de jeune fille
Gazette Drouot 1914c: n.p., as Buste de fillette
Washington Post 1914: p. 7, as "the pastel by Miss Mary Cassatt"
Bizardel 1957: cover, ill.; p. 3, as Fillette
Yaegashi and Kashiwa 1978: p. 65; p. 66, ill.
Pollock 1980: p. 117, as Study of Margot in a Fluffy Hat
Boucher 1983: pl. 29, ill., as Margot Lux avec un large chapeau
Mathews 1984: letter: MC to William Ivins, January 17, 1924, p. 338, as "a little pastel sketch"
Gregory and Lyon 1987: p. 48, ill., as "Margot Lux"
Havemeyer, L. 1993: p. 343n439, as Study of Margot in a Fluffy Hat


Counterproofs after this work exist.

Roger Marx (1859–1913) was an important critic, an arts administrator, and a friend of Cassatt's.


Study of Margot in a Fluffy Hat, c.1902, pastel counterproof on Japan paper, 28 3/8 x 23 1/4 in. (72 x 59 cm). (Photograph provided by Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.) [view all counterproofs]
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