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Mary Cassatt, Paris, France letter to John Wesley Beatty, Pittsburgh, Pa.

view Mary Cassatt, Paris, France letter to John Wesley Beatty, Pittsburgh, Pa. digital asset number 1
Creator:
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926
Beatty, John Wesley, 1844-1926
Subject:
Beatty, John Wesley
Cassatt, Mary
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1909 Oct. 6
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 1 p. : handwritten ; 19 x 14
Summary:
Cassatt writes Beatty in response to his request for her to furnish a photographic portrait of herself for use in a catalog. Cassatt writes, "I don't possess one, and it would be very disagreeable to me to have my image in a catalogue or in any publication. It is always unpleasant to me to see the photographs of the artists accompanying their work, what has the public to do with the personal appearance of the author [of] picture or statue? Why should such curiosity if it exists be gratified?"
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Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photography
Portraits
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6064
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Data Source:
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