225 (Breeskin 979)
Watching the Ducks (No. 2)
Alternate title(s): L'été; Summertime; Summertime: Woman and Child in a Rowboat
c. 1894--95
Oil on canvas
39 5/8 x 32 in. (100.65 x 81.28 cm)
Inscribed lower right: Mary Cassatt
The Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1988.25

provenance / ownership history
Possibly with Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1906
private collection, Paris
to Brigadier General M. C. Troper, Paris
to his daughter, by descent
to Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, 1985
to Herbert Gelfand, Pacific Palisades, California, 1985
to Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, February 11, 1985
to Daniel J. Terra Collection, Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 1985
to Terra Foundation for the Arts Collection, Chicago, Illinois, 1988

exhibition history
1985 Coe Kerr NY: #5, ill., as Summertime: Woman and Child in a Rowboat
1992 Giverny: #72, ill., as Summertime
1996 Giverny: #10, ill., as Summertime, lent by Terra Foundation for the Arts
1998--99 Chicago AIC: #76, ill., as Summertime, lent by Terra Foundation for the Arts (Chicago, Boston, Washington)
2000 Giverny: no #, ill., as L'été

published references
Armand Hammer 1985: p. 141, as Summertime
Shore 1986: p. 60, as "free study for Summertime"
de Vries-Evans 1992: pp. 98--99, ill., as Summertime
Gerdts 1992: pp. 44, 54, 250; p. 250, ill., as Summertime
Constantino 1995: p. 80, ill., as Summertime
Robinson, J. 1999: p. 29, as Summertime

commentary

The Breeskin catalogue raisonné (1970) contained only 943 works. All Breeskin numbers above 943 listed on this site were created by the Mary Cassatt Catalogue Raisonné Committee for record-keeping purposes and do not correspond to works in the Breeskin catalogue.

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