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Mary Cassatt (American, 1843-1926) Margot Wearing a Large Bonnet, Seated in an Armchair

Auction:
2655B
Lot:
36
Sold for:
$2,880$2,400

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2655B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 17, 2013 12:00PM

Description:

Mary Cassatt (American, 1843-1926)

Margot Wearing a Large Bonnet, Seated in an Armchair, c. 1904, edition probably of 50 (Breeskin, 192). Signed and inscribed "Mary Cassatt no 9." in pencil l.r. Drypoint on laid paper with VANDERLEY and crest-form watermarks, plate size 11 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. (30.2 x 24.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Margins 1 1/2 inches or more with deckled edges, toning, mat burn, scattered fox marks, losses to edges near upper corners, repaired tears, printing flaws, pencil annotations along the lower edge.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

The sheet measures 16 3/4 x 12 13/16 in. There is a repaired tear to the left margin, just under 1 1/4 inches in length, and a repaired ragged tear to the upper margin and into the image by about 1/2 inch. There are old clothe tape and newer Japan paper hinges near the upper corners. The printing flaws consist of pressed creases, one long one to the background u.r., and three short ones just inside the platemark l.r.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Mary Cassatt, Margot Wearing, Japan, printing flaws, American art, American Impressionism, Blind people, Cassatt, Drypoint, Printmaking, Visual arts

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