Peasant Mother and Child
Mary Cassatt American
Not on view
In 1895, Cassatt exhibited an impression of this richly colored print at the Galerie Durand-Ruel in Paris as "Mother and Child" (Mère et enfant). Recent scholarship on this work clarifies that the addition of "peasant" to the title by the author of Cassatt’s catalogue raisonné in the mid-twentieth century is misleading. The model wears a highly fashionable and luxurious dress of green-gold silk with a Renaissance-revival-style sleeve. With her attention to their modishness, the artist emphasized the modernity of this mother and child.
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