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Mary Cassatt

Artist:
Edgar Degas, 19 Jul 1834 - 27 Sep 1917
Sitter:
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, 22 May 1844 - 14 Jun 1926
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 73.3 x 60 x 3.8cm (28 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 94.6 x 80.3 x 8.9cm (37 1/4 x 31 5/8 x 3 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1880-1884
Topic:
Interior
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat
Interior\Studio\Art
Mary Stevenson Cassatt: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Etcher
Mary Stevenson Cassatt: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter
Mary Stevenson Cassatt: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist
Mary Stevenson Cassatt: Business and Industry\Businessman\Dealer\Art
Mary Stevenson Cassatt: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Pastelist
Mary Stevenson Cassatt: Legion of Honor
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and the Regents' Major Acquisitions Fund, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.84.34
Exhibition Label:
Born Allegheny City, Pennsylvania
The American impressionist Mary Cassatt spent her career in Europe, settling in Paris. Stifled by tradition, she regarded her exposure to the work of Edgar Degas in 1874 as a “turning point in my artistic life.” She later wrote that “Degas’s art is for the very few,” recognizing a critical sophistication required to appreciate his innovations. After her rejection by the Paris Salon of 1877, Cassatt welcomed Degas’s invitation to exhibit with the impressionists in 1879. Cassatt and Degas engaged in lively dialogues about the depiction of modern life, and their vibrant artistic exchange is evident in her willingness to model for him on several occasions. They also collected each other’s work. Degas captures the collaborative nature of their friendship in this portrait, where Cassatt is shown in what may be a photography studio holding photographs, possibly reproductions of works of art, seated, as if in the midst of conversation.
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Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 131
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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The Caress

Artist:
Mary Cassatt, born Allegheny City, PA 1844-died Mesnil-Theribus, France 1926
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
32 7/8 x 27 3/8 in. (83.4 x 69.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1902
Topic:
State of being\emotion\love
Figure group\female and child
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans
Object number:
1911.2.1
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Sara in a Green Bonnet

Artist:
Mary Cassatt, born Allegheny City, PA 1844-died Mesnil-Theribus, France 1926
Sitter:
unidentified
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
16 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. (42.0 x 34.5 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1901
Topic:
Figure female\child
Dress\accessory\hat
Portrait female\Sara
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.6.11
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Spanish Dancer Wearing a Lace Mantilla

Artist:
Mary Cassatt, born Allegheny City, PA 1844-died Mesnil-Theribus, France 1926
Sitter:
unidentified
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 5/8 x 19 3/4 in. (65.2 x 50.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1873
Topic:
Dress\ethnic\Spanish dress
Ethnic\Spanish
Performing arts\dance
Dress\accessory\scarf
Dress\accessory\fan
Portrait female\Ida
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Victoria Dreyfus
Object number:
1967.40
Description:
Mary Cassatt spent a few months in Spain in the early 1870s. She went first to Madrid, where she copied the paintings of the Spanish masters, then established a studio in Seville. She made a series of paintings of Spanish life that emphasized the beauty and dress of the local women. This piece was exhibited at the 1874 Paris Salon under the title Ida, where it attracted the attention of French impressionist Edgar Degas. On seeing the work of Cassatt for the first time, Degas commented, “C’est vrai. Voilá quelqu’un qui sent comme moi” (It is true. There is someone who feels as I do).
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Young Girl in Blue (La Petite Fille En Bleu)

Artist:
Mary Cassatt, American, b. Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, 1844–1926
Medium:
Watercolor and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
18 15/16 X 13 15/16 IN. (48.1 X 35.4 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(n.d.)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.854
Provenance:
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, sale, 20 October 1966, no. 99
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 20 October 1966-31 August 1981
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Exhibition History:
GALERIE CHARPENTIER, Paris. "L'Enfance," 1949, no. 246.
Published References:
MATHEWS, NANCY MOWLL, ed. Cassat: A Retrospective (Southport, CT: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 1996), colorpl. 109, p. 326.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Ellen Mary Cassatt, (painting)

Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926
Subject:
Cassatt, Ellen Mary
Medium:
Pastel
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Schweitzer Gallery 958 Madison Avenue New York New York 10021
Topic:
Portrait female--Child
Control number:
IAP 61080079
Notes:
Stock Catalog, "Americans, Sung and Unsung," Schweitzer. Gallery, Ny, 1965.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Ellen Mary Cassatt

Artist:
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, 22 May 1844 - 14 Jun 1926
Sitter:
Ellen Mary Cassatt, 1894 - 1978
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
81.3cm x 61cm (32" x 24"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1896
Topic:
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: Unidentified Owner
Object number:
MA320557
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
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Ellen Mary Cassatt

Artist:
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, 22 May 1844 - 14 Jun 1926
Sitter:
Ellen Mary Cassatt, 1894 - 1978
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Dimensions:
45.8cm x 35.6cm (18 1/16" x 14"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1896
Topic:
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: Unidentified Owner
Object number:
MA320556
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
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Ellen Mary Cassatt

Artist:
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, 22 May 1844 - 14 Jun 1926
Sitter:
Ellen Mary Cassatt, 1894 - 1978
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 79.5cm x 57.4cm (31 5/16" x 22 5/8"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1905
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat\Bonnet
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Bow
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Sash
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: Private collection
Object number:
EL 73.1
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
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Mary Cassatt (a Self-Portrait) ?, (painting)

Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926
Subject:
Cassatt, Mary
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Parke-Bernet Galleries New York New York
Date:
1874
Topic:
Portrait female--Self Portrait
Portrait female--Bust
Occupation--Art--Artist
Control number:
IAP 61505408
Notes:
Parke-Bernet Galleries Sale 1622 (Nov. 1955), lot 72.
Summary:
Bust portrait of a woman (possibly the artist) turned left, facing the viewer, and wearing an opal gown with mantilla over her head and shoulders.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Mary Cassatt ?, (painting)

Painter:
Whistler, James Abbott McNeill 1834-1903
Subject:
Cassatt, Mary
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait female
Occupation--Art--Artist
Control number:
IAP 82860024
Notes:
Exh.catalog "Tulsa Collects" Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, 1966.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Mary Cassatt (a Self-Portrait) (1844-1926), (painting)

Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926
Subject:
Cassatt, Mary
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 76.33
Date:
Ca. 1880
Topic:
Portrait female--Self Portrait
Portrait female--Waist length
Occupation--Art--Painter
Dress--Accessory--Hat
Control number:
IAP 80044281
Notes:
"Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman," New York: Art Institute of Chicago in association with H.N. Abrams, 1998, pl. 26.
Antiques (April 1977).
"National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Collection Illustrated Checklist," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Instit. Press, 1987, pg. 55.
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, "Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, no. 618.
Summary:
Self-portrait of Mary Cassatt wearing a hat, her body facing front, her head turned to the right, and her gaze directed off to the right.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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The Pink Sash (Ellen Mary Cassatt), (painting)

Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926
Subject:
Cassatt, Ellen Mary
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1898
Topic:
Portrait female--Child
Portrait female--Knee length
Control number:
IAP 80170287
Notes:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, "Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, no. 287.
Summary:
A girl is seated in a big chair. Her left arm rests on the arm of the chair and her right hand rests in her lep. She looks toward the left.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Ellen Mary Cassatt as a Baby, (painting)

White Bonnet, (painting)
Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926
Subject:
Cassatt, Ellen Mary
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1896
Topic:
Portrait female--Child
Portrait female--Head
Dress--Accessory--Hat
Control number:
IAP 80170257
Notes:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, "Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, no. 257.
Summary:
Head of a girl wearing a white bonnet with fur.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Ellen Mary Cassatt, Aged Four, (painting)

Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926
Subject:
Cassatt, Ellen Mary
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1898
Topic:
Portrait female--Child
Control number:
IAP 80170286
Notes:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, "Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, no. 286.
Summary:
Sketch of a girl looking off to the left.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Sketch of Ellen Mary Cassatt, (painting)

Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926
Subject:
Cassatt, Ellen Mary
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1889
Topic:
Portrait female--Child
Portrait female--Head
Control number:
IAP 80170300
Notes:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, "Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, no. 300.
Summary:
Sketch of a girl's head.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Gardner and Ellen Mary Cassatt

Artist:
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, 22 May 1844 - 14 Jun 1926
Sitter:
Ellen Mary Cassatt, 1894 - 1978
Gardner Cassatt, 1 Sep 1886 - 8 Sep 1955
Medium:
Pastel on wove paper, originally mounted on a stainer
Dimensions:
63.5 x 47.6cm (25 x 18 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\Pennsylvania\Philadelphia\Philadelphia
Date:
c. 1900
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Bow
Gardner Cassatt: Business and Industry\Businessman
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: www.metmuseum.org
Object number:
57.182 MMA
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
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Gardner and Ellen Mary Cassatt, (painting)

Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926
Subject:
Cassatt, Ellen Mary
Cassatt, Gardner
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 57.182
Date:
1899
Topic:
Portrait group--Family--Siblings
Portrait female--Child
Portrait male--Child
Control number:
IAP 80170302
Notes:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, "Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors, and Drawings," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, no. 302.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Portrait of Mary Cassatt, (painting)

Painter:
Whistler, James Abbott McNeill 1834-1903
Subject:
Cassatt, Mary
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait female
Occupation--Art--Artist
Control number:
IAP 80510025
Notes:
Exh.catalog "World of Art in 1910" Isaac Delgado Museum. (New Orleans Museum of Art), 1960.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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The Pink Sash (Ellen Mary Cassatt)

Artist:
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, 22 May 1844 - 14 Jun 1926
Sitter:
Ellen Mary Cassatt, 1894 - 1978
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Dimensions:
61 × 50.2cm (24 × 19 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1898
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: Private Collection
Object number:
PA400095
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
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