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Description: oil on panel

Condition Report: Oil on panel, panel in good condition. Surface: In good condition; A few very minor pindot losses near lower edge. UNDER UV: Scattered dots and dashes of inpainting, ,most noticeable on her true left earring.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Provenance: Galeries Durand-Ruel, Paris, circa 1918 (possibly from the artist)
Galeries Durand-Ruel, New York, by 1920
Sale: Galerie Charpentier, Paris, June 16, 1959, no. 40, as Mme Cordier (possibly consigned by Durand-Ruel)
Stephen Higgons, Paris, by 1965
Sale: Parke-Bernet, New York, May 12, 1965, lot 10, as Portrait de femme (Mme Cordier)
Mrs. M. Lowell Harmon, acquired from the above sale
A.C.A. Heritage Galleries, by 1968
Andrew Crispo, New York, 1968
Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, 1968
Private foundation, California (sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 12, 1993, lot 155, as Portrait de Madame Cordier)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Dimensions: 18 7/8 by 15 5/8 inches

Exhibited: Paris, Galeries Durand-Ruel, Tableaux et pastels par Mary Cassatt, 1908
New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Exhibition of Paintings and Pastels by Mary Cassatt, 1920, no. 5, as Portrait de femme
Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Ninth Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, 1923-1924, no. 113, as Portrait of a Lady 
Philadelphia, McClees Galleries, 1931, no. 5, as Portrait de femme (Mme Cordier)
New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Boudin to Cézanne, 1938, no. 3, as Portrait de femme (Mme Cordier)
Haverford, Pennsylvania, Haverford College, Mary Cassatt, 1939, no. 10, as Madame Cortier (lent by Durand-Ruel)
New York, Wildenstein, A Loan Exhibition of Mary Cassatt, 1947, no. 1, as Portrait of Mme Cortier (lent by Durand-Ruel)
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Mary Cassatt, 1953, no. 1, as Madame Cordier
San Francisco, Maxwell Galleries, American Art since 1850, 1968, no. 42, as Portrait of Madame Cordier
Newport Beach, California, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Mary Cassatt 1844-1926, 1974, no. 1, as Portrait of Mme Cortier (lent by Maxwell Galleries)
New York, Maxwell Galleries, American Painting, n.d., as Portrait of Mme Cortier

Literature: Edith Valerio, Mary Cassatt, Paris, 1930, pl. 1, as Portrait de femme
Dorothy Grafly, "Studio Talk: Exhibitions: Lasting Fame Seen for Mary Cassatt, Brilliance Marks Her Paintings in New Exhibit Here," Philadelphia Public Ledger, January 18, 1931, Society Section, p. 7, as Portrait de femme
Christian Brinton, "A Glance in Retrospect," in Mary Cassatt, 1845-1926, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1939, n.p., illustrated, as Portrait of Madame Cortier
Jane Richter, "Art of the Month," Arts in Philadelphia, June-July 1939, p. 9, as Mme Cortier
Robert M. Coates, "The Art Galleries: Reviving Mary Cassatt," New Yorker, November 8, 1947, pp. 94, 96, as Portrait of a Mme Cortier
Judith Kaye Reed, "Honoring Cassatt" Art Digest, November 15, 1947, pp. 16, 30, as Portrait of Mme Cortier
Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, The Graphic Work of Mary Cassatt, New York, 1948, pp. 11, 12, as Madame Cortier 
"Transatlantic Report: London" Art News, September 1953, p. 55, as Mme Cortier
"Mary Cassatt, A London Exhibition," Illustrated London News, July 11, 1953, p. 73, illustrated, as Madame Cordier
Francis E. Hyslop Jr.,"Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt," College Art Journal, Spring 1954, p. 180, as Madame Cortier
Frederick Sweet, Miss Mary Cassatt: Impressionist from Pennsylvania, Norman, Oklahoma, 1966, p. 31, as Madame Cortier
David Lowe, "Mary Cassatt," American Heritage, December 1973, p. 21, as Madame Cortier
Roland Pickvance, "The Literature of Art: A Mary Cassatt Catalogue," Burlington Magazine, November 1973, p. 745, as Mme Cortier
Richard J. Boyle, American Impressionism, Boston, 1974, p. 107, as Portrait of Madame Cortier (mistakenly described as 1874 Salon picture)
Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Graphic Work, Washington, D.C., 1979, no. 35, pp. 12-13, as Portrait of a young Madame Cortier
Jay Roudebush, Mary Cassatt, New York, 1979, pp. 13, 91, as Portrait of Madame Cortier
Richard Love, Cassatt: The Independent, Chicago, 1980, p. 13, as Madame Cortier (Ida)
Griselda Pollock, Mary Cassatt, New York, 1980, pp. 9, 28; p. 77 illustrated, as Portrait of Mme Cortier
Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein, American Women Artists from Early Indian Times to the Present, New York, 1982, p. 132, as Ida
William Wiser, The Great Good Place: American Expatriate Women in Paris, New York, 1991, pp. 44, 46, as Mme Cortier
Maria Constantino, Mary Cassatt, New York, 1995, p. 8, as Portrait of Mme Cartier 
Griselda Pollock, Mary Cassatt, New York, 1998,  p. 100, as Madame Cortier
Mary Cassatt Committee, Mary Cassatt: A New Catalogue Raisonné, www.marycassatt.com, no. 22, illustrated

Medium: oil on panel

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