Pattycake (Mother and Child)

Pattycake (Mother and Child)

1897
Artist
Mary Cassatt, American, 1844-1926
Born: Pennsylvania
Work Locations: Paris, France
drawing
Pastel on paper
Anonymous Bequest
1986.729

Mary Cassatt
Patty-Cake, 1897
Pastel on paper
23 3/4 x 28 1/4 in. 
Denver Art Museum: Anonymous bequest, 1986.729
Photograph courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

Dimensions
image height: 23 3/4 in, 60.3250 cm; image width: 28 1/4 in, 71.7550 cm; frame height: 37 1/4 in, 94.6150 cm; frame width: 42 3/8 in, 107.6325 cm; frame depth: 4 in, 10.1600 cm
Inscription
Signed lower left: Mary Cassatt
Department
European and American Art Before 1900
Collection
American Painting and Sculpture before 1900
Known Provenance
From the artist; Durand-Ruel, Paris, November 11, 1897 (Paris stock no. 4457, Paris photo no. 973); Durand-Ruel, New York, January 14, 1898 (N.Y. stock no. 1953); John G. Lowe, Dayton, Ohio, February 13, 1935; Private collection, Denver, Colorado, by 1969; Bequest to Denver Art Museum in 1986.
Exhibition History
  • "An Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels and Etchings by Miss Mary Cassatt"—St. Botolph Club, Boston, 03/211898–04/08/1898, no. 5 or 10, as Mère et enfant
  • "Exhibition of Paintings and Pastels by Mary Cassatt"—Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, 11/05/1903–11/21/1903, no. 19, as Mère et enfant
  • [Impressionist pictures], Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, [October] 1909
  • "Eightieth Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings"—Boston Art Club, Boston, 01/30/1914–03/01/1914, no. 21, as Mother and Child
  • "Twenty-seventh Annual Exhibition of American Art"—Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, 05/29/1920–07/31/1920, no. 8, ill., as Mother and Child
  • "Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Mary Cassatt 1845–1926"—Smith College Museum of Art, Tryon Art Gallery, Northampton, Mass., 01/04/1928–01/25/1928, no. 1, as Mother and Child, lent by Durand-Ruel
  • "American Heritage"—Denver Art Museum at Chappell House, 03/07/1948–04/07/1948, no. 59, as Mother and Child, lent by Mrs. John G. Lowe
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 09/09/1989–11/05/1989
  • Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass., 11/25/1989–01/21/1990
  • "Mary Cassatt: Friends and Family"—Shelburne Museum, 06/14/2008–10/26/2008, as Pattycake (Mother and Child)
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., 11/21/2008–01/05/2009
  • Toledo Museum of Art, 02/11/2018 - 05/20/2018