417 (Breeskin 433)
Margot in an Orange Dress
Alternate title(s): Child in an Orange Dress; Child in Orange Dress; Child Seated; Fillette assise dans un fauteuil
c. 1903--04
Pastel on paper
28 1/2 x 23 3/8 in. (72.39 x 59.37 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, From the collection of James Stillman, Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, 1922

provenance / ownership history
Durand-Ruel, Paris, c. November 1903--May 1904, probably from the artist (Paris stock #7606, Paris photo #5066)
James Stillman, Paris and New York, by 1908; likely from Durand-Ruel, Paris
to his son Dr. Ernest Goodrich Stillman, New York, by bequest
to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1922

exhibition history
1908 Durand-Ruel Paris: #27, as Fillette assise dans un fauteuil, lent by M. J[ames] S[tillman]

published references
Mellerio 1910: p. 73, ill., as Fillette assise dans un fauteuil
Burroughs, B. 1922: pp. 55, 55n16, as "appealing children . . . in orange"
NY Evening Post 1922: as one of "[f]ive paintings in oil and four in pastel"
NY Times 1922c: p. 11, as one of "nine paintings by Mary Cassatt"
NY Sun 1928: p. 30, ill., as Child Seated
Hale, N. 1975: following p. 192, ill., as Child in Orange Dress
Pollock 1980: p. 117; p. 118, ill., as Margot in an Orange Dress
Mathews 1987: p. 127; p. 128, ill., as Child in Orange Dress
Bolger 1989: p. 56, ill.; p. 57; p. 153, ill., as Margot in an Orange Dress

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 orange
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 hat
 sitting
 armchair
 chair
 girl
 child
 baby
 looking forward
 white
 blue
 bow
 flower
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