Under the Horse Chestnut by Mary Cassatt; Rare Mini

45.00$

Mary Cassatt

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Under the Horse Chestnut

by Mary Cassatt

approx. 8″ x 11″

Fair Market Value: $45.00

This is dry mounted and will be shipped flat.

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Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt (pronounced ca-SAHT) often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.

“…Mary Cassatt especially liked children, doting on her nieces and nephews and the offspring of friends. Naturalism and sensuality of a pure, elemental, and nonsexual sort are the hallmarks of Cassatt’s portrayals of childhood during the 1880s and 1890s. “…Cassatt had completely absorbed from her Impressionist colleagues Caillebotte, Degas, and Renoir, as well as her study of Japanese prints, the modern idea that the background of a painting might be as significant as the foreground. She understood that establishing a tension between the two would capture the immediacy of vision, as well as mimic or falsify by turns, the focal shifts of human sight and perception.” – From “Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman”, by Judith A. Barter

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