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Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading

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Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Cassatt settled in Paris in 1875 and became the only American invited to exhibit with the Impressionist group. Like her friend Edgar Degas, she was a figure painter, attracted to intimate views of modern life. Cassatt focused on depicting the domestic and...

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Inscription

Upper left: M.S.Cassatt./Paris/1876.

Provenance

The artist; to Mary E.G. Duffee, the subject; to Frances Harold Duffee, her daughter, 1894; to E.D. Levinson, Cedarhurst, N.Y.; with Wildenstein & Co., New York; to John T. Spaulding, Boston, 1934; to MFA, 1948, bequest of John T. Spaulding.

Credit Line

Bequest of John T. Spaulding

1876

Dimensions

34.29 x 26.67 cm (13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

48.523

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

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