Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926)
Drypoint and soft-ground etching, third state, printed in color
14 3/8 x 10 9/16 in. (36.5 x 27 cm)
Gift of Paul J. Sachs, 1916 (16.2.5)
In her clear-headed treatment of mothers and infants, Cassatt was, for her time, entirely alone. "The bunch of English and French daubers have put them in such stupid and pretentious poses!" complained the critic J.-K. Huysmans, contrasting them with Cassatt's "irreproachable pearls of Oriental sweetness."