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Caresse Maternelle

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Though born and trained in the United States, Cassatt lived nearly her whole life in France. She was the only American, and one of only three women, to exhibit with the Impressionist group; by 1894 she had sold enough work to be able to purchase a château in Mesnil-Théribus (about ninety...

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Inscription

Lower right: Mary Cassatt

Provenance

The artist; with Durand-Ruel, Paris; Mrs. John M. Longyear, by 1915; (auction of the Longyear estate); Miss Aimee Lamb, by about 1939; to MFA, 1970, gift of Miss Aimee Lamb.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

about 1902

Dimensions

92.07 x 73.34 cm (36 1/4 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.252

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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