624 (Breeskin 572)
Augusta Sewing before a Window
Alternate title(s): Woman Sewing; Young Woman Sewing
c. 1910
Oil on canvas
31 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. (80.64 x 60.33 cm)
Inscribed lower left: Mary Cassatt
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, From the collection of James Stillman, Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, New York, 1918--1922

provenance / ownership history
Durand-Ruel, Paris, c. October--December 1910 (Paris stock #9458, Paris photo #6899)
to James Stillman, Paris and New York, August 1912
to his son Dr. Ernest Goodrich Stillman, New York, by bequest
to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1922

exhibition history
1931 Portland OR: #7, as Woman Sewing, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1951 Pasadena: #6, as Young Woman Sewing, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1952 Am Fed Arts: #37, as Woman Sewing, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1956 Mt Holyoke MA: #29, as Woman Sewing, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1966 Kalamazoo: no #, ill., as Woman Sewing, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art

published references
Burroughs, B. 1922: pp. 55, 55n13, as Woman Sewing
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"
Spassky 1985: pp. 650, 653--54; p. 653, ill., as Augusta Sewing before a Window
High Museum 1994: p. 126, as Augusta Sewing before a Window

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 window
 sitting
 looking down
 blue
 white
 dress
 dressing gown
 brunette
 needlework
 interior
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