Mary Cassatt, Paris, France letter to John Wesley Beatty, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926
Beatty, John Wesley, 1844-1926
Beatty, John Wesley
1909 Oct. 6
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Letter : 1 p. : handwritten ; 19 x 14
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?" This image should be viewed with image 10023.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560