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Mary Cassatt letters, 1882-1926

Creator:
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Robert Kelso  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10201
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213275
AAA_collcode_cassmarl
Theme:
Women
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213275
Online Media:

Portrait of Alexander J. Cassatt and His Son Robert Kelso Cassatt

Artist:
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, 22 May 1844 - 14 Jun 1926  Search this
Sitter:
Robert Kelso Cassatt, 1873 - 19 Sep 1944  Search this
Alexander Johnston Cassatt, 8 Dec 1839 - 28 Dec 1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
99.1cm x 81.3cm (39" x 32"), sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
1884
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Printed Material\Newspaper  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drape  Search this
Architecture\Window  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Alexander Johnston Cassatt: Male  Search this
Alexander Johnston Cassatt: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Railroad  Search this
Alexander Johnston Cassatt: Science and Technology\Engineer\Civil  Search this
Alexander Johnston Cassatt: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Insurance Agent  Search this
Alexander Johnston Cassatt: Sports and Recreation\Horse racing  Search this
Alexander Johnston Cassatt: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Livestock  Search this
Alexander Johnston Cassatt: Sports and Recreation\Horse trainer/breeder  Search this
Robert Kelso Cassatt: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Object number:
W59-1-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b3c599d1-b567-4047-bbfe-b2b8d7c18b8a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_W59-1-1

Study of a Boy

Artist:
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, 22 May 1844 - 14 Jun 1926  Search this
Sitter:
Robert Kelso Cassatt, 1873 - 19 Sep 1944  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
23.9cm x 33cm (9 7/16" x 13"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Place:
France\Île-de-France\Ville de Paris, Départment de\Paris
Date:
c. 1882
Topic:
Robert Kelso Cassatt: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Brooklyn Museum
Object number:
20.633
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44fff0117-f610-44cc-8994-b780738cab97
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_20.633

Mary Cassatt letters

Creator:
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926  Search this
Names:
Cassatt, Robert Kelso  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1882-1926
Summary:
This small collection of sixty-three letters written by painter Mary Cassatt dates from 1882 to 1926. The bulk of these letters are to Cassatt's nephew, Robert Kelso Cassatt, and to his wife Minnie regarding family, mutual friends, and travel. The remaining letters are to friends regarding purchases of artwork, travel, and personal news. There is also one newsclipping of Cassett's obituary.
Scope and Contents:
This small collection of sixty-three letters written by painter Mary Cassatt dates from 1882 to 1926. The bulk of these letters are to Cassatt's nephew, Robert Kelso Cassatt, and to his wife Minnie regarding family, mutual friends, and travel. The remaining letters are to friends regarding purchases of artwork, travel, and personal news. There is also one newsclipping of Cassett's obituary.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Mary Cassatt letters, 1892-1926 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) lived and worked in Paris, France. She is one of the preeminent Impressionists known for her depictions of both the social and domestic lives of women and their children.

Cassatt was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania and began her art studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts at the age of sixteen. In 1865, she traveled to Paris to further her art studies under the private tutelage of Jean-Léon Gérôme and Thomas Couture, and augmented these studies with daily copying at the Louve. From 1868 to 1877, she traveled to Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Holland to view and copy the old masters and produced works that were accepted into the Paris Salon. With the encouragement of Edgar Degas, Cassatt began painting in the avant-garde Impressionist style in 1877. For the next ten years, Cassatt exhibited Impressionist paintings to critical international acclaim. After 1887, she began to experiment with other mediums and techniques, though she continued to focus her subject matter on the lives of women and children. Through the 1890s, she became a mentor to young American artists, acted as an advisor to American art collectors, and served as an ambassador for various art institutions. In 1904, she received France's Légion d'Honneur and continued producing works through the 1900s. In 1915, Cassatt stopped painting due to her failing eyesight, and lived in Le Mesnil-Théribus, France until her death in 1926.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Frederick A. Sweet research material on Mary Cassatt and James McNeill Whistler; Nancy Hale research material on Mary Cassatt; the Mary Cassatt collection (reel C1); and the Mary Cassatt correspondence with Emily Sartain (reel 3658).
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel N70-77) including letters written by Cassatt to Eugene Vail and Mabel and Mathilde Valet. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Items in this collection are gifts of various donors. The letters to Peter and Vollard were donated by Charles Feinberg in 1955. The letters to William T. Evans, Miss Lamb, and Miss Stillman were transferred from the National Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution in 1980. An obituary and the letters to Robert Kelso Cassatt and his wife Minnie were donated by Alexander J. Cassatt Jr., the great nephew of Mary Cassatt, in 1986.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Printmakers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Citation:
Mary Cassatt letters, 1882-1926. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cassmarl
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Mary Cassatt letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b2da2e82-29bf-4448-b2d1-1542c583d94a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cassmarl
Online Media:

Alexander J. Cassatt and his Son, Robert Kelso Cassatt, (painting)

Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Alexander J  Search this
Cassatt, Robert Kelso  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Philadelphia Museum of Art 26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19130 Accession Number: 1959.1.1
Date:
1884
Topic:
Portrait group--Family--Father & Child  Search this
Portrait male--Knee length  Search this
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Newspaper  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 46170037
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_58134

Elsie and Robert Cassatt, (painting)

Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Elsie  Search this
Cassatt, Robert Kelso  Search this
Medium:
Oil on tan millboard
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1880
Topic:
Portrait group--Family  Search this
Portrait female--Child  Search this
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Study  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80170076
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_180667

Mrs. Cassatt Reading to Her Grandchildren, (painting)

Title:
Bible Reading, (painting)
Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Robert Simpson, Mrs. (Katharine Kelso)  Search this
Cassatt, Robert Kelso  Search this
Cassatt, Elsie  Search this
Cassatt, Katharine  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1880
Topic:
Portrait group--Family  Search this
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Portrait female--Child  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Reading  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Bible  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80170077
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_180668

Head of Robert, Aged Nine (No. 1), (painting)

Title:
Jeune garcon au col blanc, (painting)
Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Robert Kelso  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on beige paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1882
Topic:
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80170116
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_180703

Head of Robert, Aged Nine (No. 2), (painting)

Title:
Jeune garcon aux yeux bleus, (painting)
Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Robert Kelso  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on tan paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1882
Topic:
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80170117
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_180704

Robert and his Sailboat, (painting)

Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Robert Kelso  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1882
Topic:
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Object--Toy--Boat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80170118
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_180705

Master Robert Kelso Cassatt, (painting)

Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Robert Kelso  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1882
Topic:
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80170119
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_180706

Mathilde and Robert, (painting)

Title:
Femme tenant un jeune garcon serre contre elle: au fond, un lac, (painting)
Mother and Child (painting)
Painter:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Cassatt, Robert Kelso  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Newark Museum 49 Washington Street Newark New Jersey 07101 Accession Number: 31.221
Date:
Ca. 1882
Topic:
Portrait group  Search this
Portrait female--Mathilde  Search this
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80170138
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_180721

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