The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters to Cassatt, from Cassatt, and from and to Cassatt's family and others; a typescript of a family history written by Cassatt's father, and other genealogical and biographical material; and pages from Paris Salon exhibition catalogs of 1872-1876 referencing Cassatt. The materials were primarily in the possession of Art Institute of Chicago curator Frederick Sweet at the time of microfilming; Sweet coordinated the microfilm project with the then newly formed Archives of American Art. The microfilm also identifies the owner at the time of microfilming (1955) and some of Sweet's correspondence concerning permission to microfilm from the various owners.
Among the recipients of letters from Cassatt are Cecilia Beaux, Electra Havemeyer Webb, Mrs. Potter Palmer, Theodate Pope, Mary Gardner Smith, Carroll S. Tyson, Ambroise Vollard, Harris Whittemore, her nephew Robert Kelso Cassatt and his wife Minnie Drexel Fell Cassatt; her sister-in-law Jennie (Mrs. J. Gardner Cassatt); and others. [Microfilm label: Frederick A. Sweet papers]
Mary Cassatt collection, 1871-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel C1 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel C1 Frames 1-869, Letters from Cassatt's mother, father, brothers; and Cassatt's letters to her family: and Cassatt's will, all lent for microfilming by Mrs. John B. Thayer, Rosemont, Pa. Originals in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Reel C1 frames 1188-1410, letters from Cassatt to her nephew Robert Kelso Cassatt and his wife Minnie Drexel Fell Cassatt, lent for microfilming by her great-nephew Alexander: Originals in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution and are cataloged separately.
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: the owners of the letters. [Frames 1-869 owned by Philadelphia Museum of Art]
Lent for microfilming in 1955 by Frederick Sweet, author of the exhibition catalog Sargent, Whistler, and Mary Cassatt (1954) and Miss Mary Cassatt, Impressionist From Pennsylvania (1966). The owners of the letters at the time of microfilming are listed on the microfilm and the inventory. Letters and the typescript family history filmed on CI frames 1-869 were subsequently donated by their owner Mrs. John B. Thayer of Rosemont, Pa. to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1967, and letters from Cassatt to her nephew Robert Kelso Cassatt that were lent by Mr. Alexander Cassatt, Robert's brother in 1955, were subsequently donated to the Archives of American Art in 1986 by Alexander's son, also named Alexander Cassatt (microfilm reel 3684).
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Jeune femme en noir, (painting)Mrs. Gardner Cassatt, (painting)Portrait of Madame J., (painting)Portrait de Madame J., (painting)
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926
Oil on canvas
On loan to Baltimore Museum of Art Art Museum Drive Baltimore Maryland 21218
Lent by State of Maryland Peabody Art Collection 350 Rowe Boulevard Annapolis Maryland 21401 Accession Number: P.I.10.10
Adler, Kathleen, Erica E. Hirshler and H. Barbara Weinberg, "Americans in Paris, 1860-1900," London : National Gallery, 2006, no. 48.
"Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman," New York: Art Institute of Chicago in association with H.N. Abrams, 1998, pl. 16.
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1989.
"List of Works of Art in the Collection of the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Maryland," 1949.
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, "Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970.
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1989.
Portrait of a woman seated with her left elbow resting on the arm of an upholstered chair. She wears a black dress (with a pink bow at her throat), black gloves, and black hat with bird wings and veil. She holds a black bag in her lap. Part of a framed fan is seen hanging on the wall behind her head.
Portrait female--Waist length
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
Negative log book number 8, or "green book," documenting various Smithsonian museums and events. Information includes negative numbers, subjects of the photographs, persons and departments for whom the pictures were taken, dates the pictures were taken, photographers, and dates the information was entered into the log books.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-001, Negative Log Book Number 8, 1976
Negative log book number 9, or "green book," documenting various Smithsonian museums and events. Information includes negative numbers, subjects of the photographs, persons and departments for whom the pictures were taken, dates the pictures were taken, photographers, and dates the information was entered into the log books.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-001, Negative Log Book Number 9, 1977
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semi-annually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.
Reports were stored by the Division of Correspondence and Documents, and later by the Office of the Registrar.
Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Old masters, new world : America's raid on Europe's great pictures, 1880-World War I / Cynthia Saltzman
x, 336 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
1. THE COLLECTORS. Henry Gurdon Marquand and van Dyck's portrait of James Stuart -- Isabella Stewart Gardner, Bernard Berenson, Otto Gutekunst, and Titian's "Europa" -- J. Pierpont Morgan, Raphael's "Colonna Madonna," Gainsborouogh's "Georgianna," Reynolds's "Lady Elizabeth Delme," and Lawrence's "Elizabeth Farren" -- Mary Cassatt, Harry and Louisine Havemeyer, Spain, and El Greco -- Henry Clay Frick, Charles Carstairs, Otto Gutekunst, and the Ilchester Rembrandt -- 2. THE PAINTING BOOM. Joseph Duveen enters the old master market -- Holbein's "Christina of Denmark," Rembrandt's "Polish Rider," Velazquez's "Philip IV," three Vermeers, and record prices -- Bellini's "St. Francis" and falling prices -- 3. THE GREAT WAR AND THE PICTURE MARKET. Old master spoils -- Bellini and Titian's masterpiece comes on the market