Mother and Child (Baby Getting Up from His Nap)

Artist: Mary Cassatt (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1844–1926 Le Mesnil-Théribus, Oise)

Date: ca. 1899

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 36 1/2 x 29 in. (92.7 x 73.7 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: George A. Hearn Fund, 1909

Accession Number: 09.27


Completed at the latest in 1899, when it was bought by the Parisian dealer Durand-Ruel, this work is one of the artist's most ambitious compositions. The identity of the sitters is not known, although the child's name was "Jules" and he appears in other works around this same time. The furniture and tea service belonged to the artist and also appear in other works executed during this time.