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Inscription

lower right in graphite: M.C

Provenance

Acquired between 1952-1955 by Captain Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris, France;[1] sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1985
Figure Drawings from the National Gallery's Collection, Washington, D.C., 1985.
Bibliography
1961
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961: 12.
1970
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme. Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970.
1991
Wadley, Nicholas. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing. London, 1991: no. 18.
1993
Smagula, Howard J. Creative Drawing. London: Brown & Benchmark, 1993 (reproduced only, p.2.6).