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Monday, June 27, 2011

Cassatt, Mary


Portrait of a Lady
1877
Oil on canvas
85.7 x 65.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844-1926) was an American painter.
She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists.
Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.
Cassatt especially liked children, doting on her nieces and nephews and the offspring of friends.