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Head of Margot

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926)


Mary Cassatt received her early training in America but settled in Paris, where she befriended Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionists.

Young children were among Cassatt's favorite subjects, though she avoided sentimental portrayals in favor of emphasizing her models' freshness, intelligence, and energy.

This pastel is one in a series of portraits of children who lived in the French village where Cassatt spent her summers.

Object Information

artist
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926)
creation date
about 1902
materials
pastel on white laid Ingres paper
dimensions
19 7/16 x 16 11/16 in.
accession number
77.196
credit line
Gift of William Mansur Hume
copyright
Public Domain
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945