Mary Cassatt, ‘Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child’, 1880, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Mary Cassatt

Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child, 1880

Oil on canvas
39 7/16 × 25 7/8 in
100.2 × 65.7 cm
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles

In the collection of American Art at LACMA.

Mrs. Fred Hathaway Bixby Bequest (M.62.8.14)

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Signed and dated lower left: Mary Cassatt / 1880
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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, ‘Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child’, 1880, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles

In the collection of American Art at LACMA.

Mrs. Fred Hathaway Bixby Bequest (M.62.8.14)

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated lower left: Mary Cassatt / 1880
Image rights
Image provided by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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

Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child, 1880

Oil on canvas
39 7/16 × 25 7/8 in
100.2 × 65.7 cm
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