In this pastel, Cassatt portrays the 12-year-old son of her friend and art consultant Dikran Kelekian. From 1866 to 1870, Cassatt studied in Paris with such masters as Jean-Léon Gérôme and Thomas Couture, but, becoming aware of the works of Gustave Courbet and Edgar Degas, she broke with the academic traditions. In 1879, when she had developed a fully impressionistic style...
H: 25 3/4 × W: 21 1/4 in. (65.4 × 54 cm)
pastel on beige, moderately thick, slightly textured paper