Mary Cassatt “Margot Wearing a Bonnet” Etching-Drypoint
Here we have a good strong impression with good drypoint of Margot Wearing a Bonnet , Created in c.1902, this work is presumably an early impression from the only state created of the image. The work is occasionally printed in black and white; Other examples of this work can be found in the collections of the Delaware Art Museum, Amherst College Massachusetts, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Wadsworth Athenaeum Connecticut. Please note the fine printing the burr of the Drypoint .
This is a work listed in the Breeskin catalogue , # 179 , printed on early laid paper . The work measure 6 by 8.75 inches with good plate tone . There is a resored area of the paper OUT SIDE of the etched work with little discoloartion far from the work and can be matted over with a proper matting.
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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 often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.
Cassatt was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which is now part of Pittsburgh. She was born into favorable circumstances: her father, Robert Simpson Cassat (later Cassatt), was a successful stockbroker and land speculator, and her mother, Katherine Kelso Johnston, came from a banking family. The ancestral name had been Cossart. Cassatt was a distant cousin of artist Robert Henri. Cassatt was one of seven children, of which two died in infancy. Her family moved eastward, first to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, then to the Philadelphia area, where she began schooling at age 6.
Cassatt grew up in an environment that viewed travel as integral to education; she spent 5 years in Europe and visited many of the capitals, including London, Paris, and Berlin. While abroad she learned German and French and had her first lessons in drawing and music.Her first exposure to French artists Ingres, Delacroix, Corot, and Courbet was likely at the Paris World's Fair of 1855. Also exhibited at the exhibition were Degas and Pissarro, both of whom would be her future colleagues and mentors.
Cassatt decided to end her studies (at that time, no degree was granted). After overcoming her father's objections she moved to Paris in 1866, with her mother and family friends acting as chaperones. Since women could not yet attend the École des Beaux-Arts, she applied to study privately with masters from the school and was accepted to study with Jean-Léon Gérôme, a highly regarded teacher known for his hyper-realistic technique and his depiction of exotic subjects. A few months later Gérôme would also accept Eakins as a student. Cassatt augmented her artistic training with daily copying in the Louvre (she obtained the required permit, which was necessary to control the "copyists", usually low-paid women, who daily filled the museum to paint copies for sale). The museum also served as a social meeting place for Frenchmen and American female students, who like Cassatt, were not allowed to attend cafes where the avant-garde socialized. In this manner, fellow artist and friend Elizabeth Jane Gardner met and married famed academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau.
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