The pastel medium provides a softness and spontaneity suitable for capturing the delicate features and lively personalities of the girls.
Children and motherhood provided the themes for most of Cassatt’s work.
Cassatt was the only American to exhibit with the French Impressionists.
Purchased from the Maurice LeClanche collection by Mr. Knoedler; Lucy Taggart sent the piece to the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1925.
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