37 (Breeskin 50)
The Reader
Alternate title(s): Femme assise, habillée en blanc; Woman Reading
1877
Oil on canvas
32 x 25 1/2 in. (81.28 x 64.77 cm)
Inscribed lower left: MS Cassatt/1877; lower right: MS Cassatt/1877.
Private collection

provenance / ownership history
Enrique (or Henrico) Schlieper, Hamburg, Germany, 1925
Miguel Bechelli, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, by 1960
Ralph J. Hines, New York
consigned by Hines estate to Sotheby's, London, July 4, 1962, #86, ill., as Femme assise, habillée en blanc
to Patch
HIrschl & Adler Galleries, New York
to Electra B. McDowell, New York, by 1965
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, by 1990
private collection (through Adelson Galleries, New York), 1993
to Adelson Galleries, New York, 2003
to private collection (through Guggenheim, Asher Associates, New York), 2004

exhibition history
1966b Knoedler NY: #4, ill., as The Reader, lent by a private collector
1970 National Gallery DC: #7, ill., as The Reader, lent anonymously
1990 Peters NM: no #, pl. 17, ill., as The Reader

published references
Hirschl & Adler 1960: cover, ill.; p. 22, ill., as The Reader
Yeh 1976: p. 360, as Woman Reading
Pollock 1980: p. 7, as The Reader
Constantino 1995: p. 9, as The Reader
Pollock 1998: p. 133, ill. as The Reader

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