98 (Breeskin 76)
Elsie and Robert Cassatt
Alternate title(s): Elsie and Robert (Sketch)
1882--83
Oil on canvas
25 x 21 in. (63.5 x 53.34 cm)
Unsigned
Private collection

provenance / ownership history
Owned by one of the sitters, Elsie Cassatt Stewart (Mrs. W. Plunkett) Cassatt, c. 1932, when the work was removed from beneath the pastel Elsie Cassatt with a Big Dog (MCCR #?, B-81)
the children of Doris Lurman Stewart (Mrs. William Potter) Wear, by 1960, until at least 1970
private collection, by 1985

exhibition history
1960 Phila Museum: no #, as Elsie and Robert (Sketch)
1985 Phila Museum: #9, ill., as Elsie and Robert Cassatt, lent by private collection

published references
Art Digest 1932b: p. 10, as "dual oil portrait"
Breeskin 1979: p. 47, as "an oil sketch"
Lindsay 1985: p. 50, ill., as Elsie and Robert Cassatt

commentary

Elsie and Robert in Hats and Coats, 1880, drypoint, 6 x 4 3/8 in. (15.2 x 11.1 cm). (Photograph provided by the Breeskin archive, Mary Cassatt Catalogue Raisonné Committee, Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.)

Heads of Elsie and Robert Cassatt, 1880, drypoint, with background tone of soft-ground, 4 13/16 x 3 7/8 in. (12.2 x 9.8 cm). (Photograph provided by the Breeskin archive, Mary Cassatt Catalogue Raisonné Committee, Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.)

Head of Robert, Aged Seven, 1880, drypoint, with background tone of soft-ground, 3 x 4 3/4 in. (7.6 x 11.4 cm). (Photograph provided by the Breeskin archive, Mary Cassatt Catalogue Raisonné Committee, Adelson Galleries, New York, N.Y.)

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