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Ellen Mary in a White Coat

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Mary Cassatt is especially admired for her domestic scenes—of women reading, knitting, taking tea, and caring for their children. Born in western Pennsylvania to a wealthy family, she trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and then traveled in Europe before settling in Paris in...

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Lower left: Mary Cassatt


1911, given by the artist to her niece (the sitter), Ellen Mary Cassatt (Mrs. Charles Binney Hare, b. 1894 - d. 1966), Pennsylvania; 1966, by inheritance to her son, Charles Hare; 2012, gift of Charles, Hope, and Binney Hare to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2012)

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Gift of Charles, Hope, and Binney Hare in honor of Ellen Mary Cassatt

about 1896


81.28 x 60.32 cm (32 x 23 3/4 in.)

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Oil on canvas