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lower left: Eddy / from / Aunt Mary

Provenance

The sitter's father, and the artist's brother, Alexander Johnston Cassatt [1839-1906], Philadelphia; gift to his granddaughter, and the artist's grandniece, Lois Buchanan Cassatt Thayer [1894-1977], Haverford, Pennsylvania;[1] gift, by 1954, to her daughter, and the artist's great-grandniece, Julie Thayer Iselin Vehr, Washington, D.C., and Middleburg, Virginia;[2] gift 2015 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1895
Exposition of Paintings, Pastels and Etchings by Miss Mary Cassatt, Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, 1895, no. 29, as Enfant au Chien.
1960
Mary Cassatt, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1960, as Eddy in Red Velvet (Edward Buchanan Cassatt).
1979
Miss Mary Cassatt, Impressionist from Pennsylvania, 1844-1926, Portland Museum of Art, Maine, 1979.
Bibliography
1966
Sweet, Frederick A. Miss Mary Cassatt, Impressionist of Philadelphia. Norman, Oklahoma, 1966: 24.
1970
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme. Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings. Washington, 1970: 32, no. 12, repro.
1975
Hale, Nancy. Mary Cassatt. Garden City, New York, 1975: 48-49, as Portrait of Eddie.
1980
Love, Richard H. Cassatt: The Independent. Chicago, 1980: 9, 17 n. 10.
1982
Rubinstein, Charlotte Streifer. American Women Artists from Early Indian Times to the Present. New York and Boston, 1982: 131.
1987
Mathews, Nancy Mowll. Mary Cassatt. New York, 1987: 24, 35, repro.
1991
Wiser, William. The Great Good Place: American Expatriate Women in Paris. New York, 1991: 38, as Portrait of Edward.
1998
Pollock, Griselda. Mary Cassatt: Painter of Modern Women. New York, 1998: 112.