598 (Breeskin 543)
Antoinette at Her Dressing Table
Alternate title(s): Antoine at Her Dressing Table; Antoinette à sa table de toilette; At the Dressing Table; Bei der Toilette; Femme à la toilette; Femme à sa toilet [sic]; Femme à sa toilette; Femme à sa toilette (Lady at Her Toilet); Jeune femme se mirant auprès de sa table de toilette; The Toilette; Woman at Her Dressing Table; Woman at Her Toilet; Woman at Her Toilette; Woman at Her Toilette (Femme à sa toilette); Woman with Mirror
c. 1909
Oil on canvas
36 1/4 x 28 1/2 in. (92.07 x 72.39 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
Fayez Sarofim

provenance / ownership history
Durand-Ruel, Paris, c. January 1910, probably from the artist (Paris stock #9216, Paris photo #6676)
to Elizabeth Seney (Mrs. Nelson) Robinson, New York, December 26, 1910
to Durand-Ruel, New York, 1912 (N.Y. stock #3581)
to Marie-Louise Durand-Ruel (Mme Jean) d'Alayer Costemore d'Arc, Switzerland, 1948; did not sell when offered at Galerie Charpentier, Paris, June 16, 1959, #46, ill., as Femme à sa toilette
to Marlborough AG, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, January 20, 1961
to International Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, June 15, 1964 (through Marlborough Galleries, New York)
to Bernice S. (Mrs. Samuel E.) Johnson, Chicago, by 1969
consigned by Johnson to Parke-Bernet, New York, May 2--4, 1973, #67, ill., as Antoinette à sa table de toilette
Steven Straw, Newburyport, Massachusetts, by 1977
Dr. John J. McDonough, Youngstown, Ohio, by 1978, until at least 1984
Adelson Galleries, New York, 1995 (through John H. Surovek Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida)
to Fayez Sarofim (through Meredith Long & Co., Houston)

exhibition history
1910 Berlin: no #, as Bei der Toilette
1913 Carnegie Institute: #54, as Woman at Her Toilet
1913 City Art St Louis: #14, as Woman at Her Toilet, lent by Durand Ruel, N.Y.
1913 St Botolph Boston: #24, as Femme à sa toilette
1916 Cleveland Museum: #23, as Femme à sa toilette
1916--17 Corcoran DC: #364, as Femme à sa toilette
1917 Durand-Ruel NY: #9, as Femme à sa toilette
1917a Pennsylvania Academy: #99, ill., as Woman at Her Toilet
1920 Durand-Ruel NY: #22, as Femme à sa toilette
1923 Baltimore Museum: #203, as Femme à sa toilette (Lady at Her Toilet), lent by Durand-Ruel
1923b Durand-Ruel NY: #8, as Femme à sa toilette
1924 Durand-Ruel NY: #20, as Femme à sa toilette
1925 Cincinnati Art Museum: #4, as Femme à sa toilette
1926a Durand-Ruel NY: #8, as Femme à sa toilette
1927 Nat Assoc Women Painters: #57, as Femme à la toilette
1927 Penn Museum: #39, as Woman at Her Toilet
1928 Carnegie Institute: #41, as Woman at Her Toilet
1930b Durand-Ruel NY: #9, as Femme à sa toilette
1931 McClees PA: #10, as Femme à sa toilette
1933 Nelson-Atkins KC: no #, as Femme à sa toilette, lent by Durand-Ruel
1935 Cleveland Museum: no #, as Woman with Mirror
1935a Durand-Ruel NY: #11, as Woman with Mirror
1939 State Museum Trenton: #3, as Femme à sa toilette, lent by Durand-Ruel
1941--42 Baltimore Museum: #57, as Woman at Her Dressing Table, lent by Durand-Ruel, N.Y.
1947 Syracuse MFA: #6, as Woman at Her Toilette, lent by Durand-Ruel
1947 Wildenstein NY: #48, as Woman at Her Dressing Table, lent by Durand-Ruel
1953 Marlborough London: #6, as Femme à sa toilette
1965 International Galleries Chicago: #16, ill., as At the Dressing Table
1968 Baltimore Museum: #50, ill., as At the Dressing Table, lent by Mrs. Samuel E. Johnson
1969 Joslyn Omaha: #1, ill., as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table, lent by the Collection of Mrs. Samuel E. Johnson
1970 National Gallery DC: #75, ill., as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table, lent by Mrs. Samuel E. Johnson
1978 MFA Boston: #31, as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table, lent by Dr. and Mrs. John J. McDonough
1979 Portland ME: no #, as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table
1981 Isetan Japan: #46, ill., as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table, lent by Dr. and Mrs. John J. McDonough, Youngstown, Ohio
1982 Carnegie Institute: no #, ill., as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table
1984 Nassau NY: #83, ill., as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table, lent by Collection of Dr. and Mrs. John McDonough
1998--99 Chicago AIC: #90, ill., as Woman at Her Toilette (Femme à sa toilette), lent by Fayez Sarofim (Chicago only)

published references
Chicago Daily Tribune 1910a: ?p. A1, as "two subjects"
Mellerio 1910: p. 72, ill., as Femme à sa toilette
NY Times 1910c: n.p., ill., as The Toilette
Washington Post 1910: ?p. A14, as "two subjects"
D'Unger 1913: p. 7, as Woman at Her Toilet
MacChesney 1913: p. 266, ill., as The Toilette
Merrick 1913: p. 3, as Woman at Her Toilet
Segard 1913: following p. 168, ill., as Jeune femme se mirant auprès de sa table de toilette
American Art News 1917: p. 2, as Femme à sa toilette
Studio 1917: p. 140, as Femme à sa toilette
Townsend 1917: p. 2, as Woman at Her Toilette
Art News 1927b: p. 2, as Woman at Her Toilet
Flint 1927: p. 10, possibly as one of "three lovely canvases by Mary Cassatt" [while Flint mentions three canvases, the exhibition catalogue lists four]
Ziegler 1927: p. 3, as Woman at Her Toilet
Monro and Monro 1948: p. 127, as Woman at Her Toilet or Jeune femme se mirant auprès de sa table de toilette
Gazette Drouot 1959a: p. 2, as Femme à sa toilette
Bullard 1972: p. 80; p. 81, color pl. 30, ill., as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table
Straw 1978: n.p., ill., as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table
Taylor, R. 1978: n.p., as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table
Love 1980: pl. 15, ill.; pp. 143--44, as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table
Lindsay 1985: pp. 92, 94, as Woman at Her Toilet or Antoinette at Her Dressing Table
Roque 1985: p. 1004, ill., as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table
Dijkstra 1986: p. 143, as Antoinette at Her Dressing Table

commentary

Elizabeth Seney Robinson, also known as Lillie, was the daughter of George I. Seney (1826–1893), an important New York banker, railroad magnate, and art collector. Her husband Nelson Robinson (1855–1931), a member of the New York Stock Exchange, also had railroad interests.

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