Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Girl with a Kitten

Artist:
Jules Pascin (American (born Bulgaria), Vidin 1885–1930 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1926
Medium:
Oil and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:
31 5/8 x 25 1/4 in. (80.3 x 64.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of the Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.89.2
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Pascin
George Gershwin, New York and Los Angeles (by 1933–d. 1937); Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin, Los Angeles (1937–his d. 1983); Leonore S. Gershwin, Los Angeles (1983–d. 1991; her estate, 1991–93; gift to MMA)

Arts Club of Chicago. "Exhibition of the George Gershwin Collection of Modern Paintings," November 10–25, 1933, no. 32 (as "Portrait of a Young Girl").

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Summer Exhibition: The Museum Collection and a Private Collection on Loan," July 20–September 2, 1936, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: 1993–1995," July 28–September 24, 1995, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Pascin on Paper," March 9–June 13, 1999, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895–1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 99).

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," September 14–November 24, 2002, no. 53.

Tokyo. Bunkamura Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," December 7, 2002–March 9, 2003, no. 53.

Paul Morand. Pascin. Paris, 1931, pl. 18, calls it "Fillette au chaton" and dates it 1924.

Horace Brodzky. Pascin. London, 1946, pl. 28, calls it "Little girl with white cat".

Yves Hemin et al. Pascin. Catalogue raisonné. Vol. 1, Peintures, aquarelles, pastels, dessins. Paris, 1984, p. 273, no. 508, ill., call it "Portrait de fillette" and date it 1925–27.

William S. Lieberman in Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Exh. cat., Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. [Tokyo], 2002, pp. 92, 168, no. 53, ill. p. 111 (color), dates it 1926.

Larry Rohter. "Toward a Go-To Gershwin Edition." New York Times (September 14, 2013), ill. p. C1 (installation photo, Gershwin home, 1937).

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