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Mary Cassatt, ‘Lady at the Tea Table’, 1883–1885, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Mary Cassatt

Lady at the Tea Table, 1883–1885

Oil on canvas
29 × 24 in
73.7 × 61 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of the artist, 1923), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Mary Cassatt
American, 1844–1926
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Mary Cassatt is widely acclaimed for her intimate scenes of mothers and children, such as Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child (1880), that are painted with quick brushstrokes in a pastel palette. Invited in 1877 by her friend and mentor Edgar Degas, Cassatt was one of three women—and the only American—to join a group of artists later known as the Impressionists, which included Claude Monet and Camille Pissaro. Influenced by the Japanese prints she collected, Cassatt developed a refined drawing style that blended European and Asian effects, increasingly creating figural compositions, like The Letter (1890), with flattened forms and harmonious color combinations.

Mary Cassatt, ‘Lady at the Tea Table’, 1883–1885, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of the artist, 1923), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
Mary Cassatt
American, 1844–1926
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Mary Cassatt is widely acclaimed for her intimate scenes of mothers and children, such as Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child (1880), that are painted with quick brushstrokes in a pastel palette. Invited in 1877 by her friend and mentor Edgar Degas, Cassatt was one of three women—and the only American—to join a group of artists later known as the Impressionists, which included Claude Monet and Camille Pissaro. Influenced by the Japanese prints she collected, Cassatt developed a refined drawing style that blended European and Asian effects, increasingly creating figural compositions, like The Letter (1890), with flattened forms and harmonious color combinations.

Mary Cassatt

Lady at the Tea Table, 1883–1885

Oil on canvas
29 × 24 in
73.7 × 61 cm
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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