Mary Cassatt, ‘In the Omnibus’, 1890-1891, David Tunick, Inc.

Signature: At the lower right in pencil by the artist, “Imprimé par l’artiste et M. Leroy/Mary Cassatt/(25 épreuves)”

The Joan Payson Whitney Gallery of Art, Portland, Maine, long term loan and on exhibition 1981-1990 or later
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Conn., long term loan and on exhibition 2002-2015

Breeskin 145;
Mathews/Shapiro 7, seventh state of seven (cited by Mathews/Shapiro in their census of the seventh state as in the Payson collection)

A private collection, U.S.A., since c. 1900;
By descent; 2015 to
Estate of same

About Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt is widely acclaimed for her intimate scenes of mothers and children, such as Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child (1880), that are painted with quick brushstrokes in a pastel palette. Invited in 1877 by her friend and mentor Edgar Degas, Cassatt was one of three women—and the only American—to join a group of artists later known as the Impressionists, which included Claude Monet and Camille Pissaro. Influenced by the Japanese prints she collected, Cassatt developed a refined drawing style that blended European and Asian effects, increasingly creating figural compositions, like The Letter (1890), with flattened forms and harmonious color combinations.

American , 1844-1926, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based in Paris, France