Mary Cassatt in the Paintings Gallery at the Louvre

A work made of etching, soft ground etching, aquatint, and drypoint on grayish-ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of etching, soft ground etching, aquatint, and drypoint on grayish-ivory wove paper.

Date:

1879–80

Artist:

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917

About this artwork

This print signals the close friendship between Edgar Degas and fellow Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. The two artists experimented with print­making techniques, which Degas used to create this image of Cassatt as a confident modern woman enjoying the painting galleries of the Musee du Louvre, Paris. She is accompanied by a figure who is probably her sister Lydia. Degas, like Cassatt, collected Japanese prints, and the vertical format, pillared framing device, rear silhouettes, and fanning skirt in this print are strikingly japoniste features.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

Title

Mary Cassatt in the Paintings Gallery at the Louvre

Origin

France

Date

1879–1880

Medium

Etching, soft ground etching, aquatint, and drypoint on grayish-ivory wove paper

Dimensions

305 × 126 mm (image/plate); 340 × 175 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Walter S. Brewster

Reference Number

1951.323

Extended information about this artwork

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