About This Artwork

Mary Cassatt
American, 1844-1926

Portrait of a Young Girl, c. 1880

Pastel on paper
24 1/2 x 20 1/8 in
Signed recto, lower left

Gift of Kate L. Brewster, 1950.119

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Mary Cassatt Memorial Exhibition," December 21, 1926-January 24, 1927, cat. 6.

Pittsburgh, The Carnegie Institute, "A Memorial Exhibition of Mary Cassatt," March 15-April 15, 1928, cat. 27.

Lake Forest, Ill., Lake Forest College, "100th Anniversary of Lake Forest College," June 9-June 17, 1957

Publication History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1961), p. 69.

Frederick Sweet, Paintings and Pastels by Mary Cassatt in the Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago and in Chicago Collections," The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 2 (1967), p. 37 (ill.).

Adelyn Breeskin, Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors and Drawings (Washington DC, 1970), no. 106 (ill.).

Ownership History

Sold by Georges Bernheim, Paris, January 11, 1923 [Breeskin 1970]. Sold by Chester H. Johnson Gallery, Chicago, to Walter S. Brewster (1872-1954), Chicago, February 2, 1925 [invoice] bequeathed by his wife, Kate Brewster (née Lancaster; c. 1879–1947) to the Art Institute, 1950.

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