The Crocheting Lesson

Mary Cassatt
The Crocheting Lesson

An original hand-signed Mary Cassatt drypoint print.


Original drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper bearing the “D & C Blauw” watermark and countermark

Hand–signed in pencil in the margin lower right Mary Cassatt, also signed in the plate (in reverse) lower left.

A superb impression of Breeskin’s second and final state, printed after the addition of the signature to the plate, printed with rich burr, from the edition of 50, numbered in pencil in the margin lower left, published and issued by the journal L’Estampe nouvelle, Paris, 1904, bearing its stamp (Lugt 668) in black ink at the lower right corner of the plate. 

Catalog: Breeskin 178 ii/ii

17 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches

Sheet Size: 18 x 14 9/16 inches

Roger Marx, vice president of the journal L’Estampe nouvelle, commissioned this drypoint for the February 1904 issue of that publication.