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Mary Cassatt, ‘Woman Bathing (La Toilette)’, 1890–1891, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Mary Cassatt

Woman Bathing (La Toilette), 1890–1891

Drypoint and aquatint, printed in color from three plates, fourth state of four (Mathews & Shapiro)
14 5/16 × 10 9/16 in
36.4 × 26.8 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York

plate: 14 5/16 x 10 9/16 in. (36.4 x 26.8 cm); sheet: 17 x 11 3/4in. (43.2 x 29.8cm)

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of Paul J. Sachs, 1916), 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, ‘Woman Bathing (La Toilette)’, 1890–1891, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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About the work
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York

plate: 14 5/16 x 10 9/16 in. (36.4 x 26.8 cm); sheet: 17 x 11 3/4in. (43.2 x 29.8cm)
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/337064

Medium
Print
Image rights
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of Paul J. Sachs, 1916), 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

Woman Bathing (La Toilette), 1890–1891

Drypoint and aquatint, printed in color from three plates, fourth state of four (Mathews & Shapiro)
14 5/16 × 10 9/16 in
36.4 × 26.8 cm
Permanent collection
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