Au Louvre: La Peinture (Mary Cassatt)

Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)

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Edgar Degas and his protégé Mary Cassatt were among the few Impressionists who committed wholeheartedly to printmaking. Degas, who believed that the discipline of etching would improve his drawing skills, worked and reworked Mary Cassatt at the Louvre to achieve the proper balance of complex angles, lines and textures.

During World War I, Vollard detoured from picture dealing to writing, and completed anecdotal biographies of his old friends Cézanne, Renoir and Degas. Vollard also acquired twenty of Degas' old etching plates and had new editions printed after the artist's death.

Object Information

artist
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
creation date
1876
materials
etching and aquatint
accession number
49.49
credit line
Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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