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Mary Cassatt, ‘Tete de Fillette (Head of a Girl)’, ca. late 1800s, Contessa Gallery
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Mary Cassatt

Tete de Fillette (Head of a Girl), ca. late 1800s

Original Pencil Drawing
5 1/2 × 9 in
14 × 22.9 cm
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Cleveland, Palm Beach
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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, ‘Tete de Fillette (Head of a Girl)’, ca. late 1800s, Contessa Gallery
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About the work
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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

Tete de Fillette (Head of a Girl), ca. late 1800s

Original Pencil Drawing
5 1/2 × 9 in
14 × 22.9 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Cleveland, Palm Beach
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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