Original drawing in pencil on white wove paper. Titled “The Coiffure”, this drawing from 1891 shows a woman arranging her hair. The woman is viewed from the right, with her reflection in the mirror. According to art scholar Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, this is a preparatory drawing for the reknown color etching on the same theme (Br. 152 same title). Contains Mathilde X collection stamp lower right. Reference: Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings, no. 816, p. 275. Framed size: 18-1/4 inches H x 16-1/2 inches W (46.3 cm x 41.9 cm). Good condition with uneven toning of the paper. Framed in gold French-design molding and finished with creme linen matting, and complementary gold fillet. Covered with a UV-resistant acrylic cover. COA. See closeup photos and additional details at: http://www.jdsmithfineart.com/gallery-of-artists/cassatt-menu/cassatt-drawing-the-coiffure.
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