507 (Breeskin 501)
Mother Looking Down, Embracing Both of Her Children
Alternate title(s): A Young Mother and Her Two Children; Jeune mère et deux enfants; Jeune mère et ses deux enfants; Mère et deux enfants; Mother and Children; Mother and Two Children; Mother Looking Down, Embracing Both Her Children; Mother with Two Children; Young Mother and Her Children; Young Mother and Her Two Children; Young Mother and Two Children; Young Mother with Two Children
c. 1907--08
Oil on canvas
36 3/8 x 29 in. (92.39 x 73.66 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
White House, Washington, D.C.

provenance / ownership history
Durand-Ruel, Paris, October 1908 (Paris stock #8854, Paris photo #6222), probably from the artist
to Durand-Ruel, New York, by February 1909, until at least 1947
Durand-Ruel family
Wildenstein & Co., New York
to the White House, Washington, D.C., 1965

exhibition history
1908 Durand-Ruel Paris: #20, as Jeune mère et ses deux enfants
1909 Carnegie Institute: #43, as Young Mother and Her Two Children
1909 St Botolph Boston: #11, as Jeune mère et ses deux enfants, lent by Durand-Ruel & Sons
1909a Durand-Ruel NY: possibly in exhibition; no catalogue known
1921--22 Corcoran DC: #224, ill., as Young Mother with Two Children
1922 Albright Buffalo: #26, ill., as Young Mother with Two Children
1923b Durand-Ruel NY: #4, as Jeune mère et ses deux enfants
1924 Durand-Ruel NY: #10, as Jeune mère et ses deux enfants
1925 Cincinnati Art Museum: #5, as Mother and Two Children
1926--27 Chicago AIC: #36, as Young Mother and Two Children
1926a Durand-Ruel NY: #18, as Jeune mère et ses deux enfants
1927 Toronto: #10, as Jeune mère et ses deux enfants, lent by Durand-Ruel, N.Y.
1928 Carnegie Institute: #47, as Young Mother and Her Two Children
1930 Albright Buffalo: #9, as Jeune mère et ses deux enfants
1930b Durand-Ruel NY: #3, as Jeune mère et ses deux enfants
1931 Arts Club Chicago: #5, as Jeune mère et ses deux enfants
1931 McClees PA: #22, as Jeune mère et ses deux enfants
1932 Brooklyn Museum: #12, as Mother with Two Children
1933--34 City Art St Louis: #16, as Young Mother and Her Two Children, lent by Durand-Ruel
1935 de Young Museum CA: #75, ill., as Young Mother and Her Two Children, lent by Durand-Ruel
1935a Durand-Ruel NY: #16, as Mother and Two Children
1939 State Museum Trenton: #2, as Young Mother and Her Two Children, lent by Durand-Ruel
1947 Syracuse MFA: #5, as Young Mother and Her Children, lent by Durand-Ruel
1990--93 Virginia MFA: no #, as Mother Looking Down, Embracing Both Her Children

published references
American Art News 1909e: p. 2, as Young Mother and Two Children
Current Literature 1909: p. 169, ill., as Young Mother and Her Two Children
NY Sun 1909a: p. 6, if this is one of "[t]hree new canvases" shown in 1909a Durand-Ruel NY exhibition
Studio 1922: p. 114, as Young Mother with Two Children
Art News 1925d: p. 11, as Mother and Children
Arts 1926b: p. 349, ill., as Young Mother and Her Two Children
Art News 1930d: Bignou 1930
International Studio 1930: p. 96, as Jeune mère et deux enfants
Watson 1932: p. 49, ill., as A Young Mother and Her Two Children
Art Digest 1935: p. 15, ill., as Jeune mère et ses deux enfants
NY Times 1935: p. 9, as Mother and Two Children
Monro and Monro 1948: p. 127, as Young Mother and Her Two Children or Mother and Two Children
Chronique des arts 1967: p. 100, ill., as Mère et deux enfants
Hyams 1979: p. 145, as Young Mother and Two Children
Getlein 1980: p. 150, ill., as Young Mother and Two Children
Mathews 1987: p. 135; p. 138, ill., as Young Mother and Two Children
Adams and Stenz 1992: p. 32; p. 34, ill.; pp. 35, 417, as Young Mother and Two Children
Gerdts and Dearinger 1992: p. 86, as Young Mother and Two Children

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