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Mother and Child with a Rose Scarf

Artist:
Mary Cassatt (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1844–1926 Le Mesnil-Théribus, Oise)
Date:
ca. 1908
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
46 x 35 3/4 in. (116.8 x 89.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967
Accession Number:
67.187.122
Not on view
Cassatt painted this picture toward the end of her career, and she completed a number of studies and sketches before she arrived at her final composition. The figures, although posed asymmetrically, form a pyramid in the classical manner. The interplay of vertical and horizontal lines in the background maintains the symmetry.
Signature: [at lower right]: Mary Cassatt
with Durand-Ruel Galleries, Paris, 1910; with Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, 1910–1922; New York Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, New York, 1922; John F. Braun, Philadelphia, by 1927–at least 1930; Adelaide Milton de Groot, New York, by 1935–died 1967
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