Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child  1880

by Mary Cassatt

This painting is considered among Cassatt’s earliest, if not her first, treatment of her popular mother and child image. According to Achille Segard, the painting was exhibited during April 1880 in the Fifth Impressionist Exhibition. Although none of Cassatt’s contributions is enumerated in the catalogue, she is known to have shown eight paintings. If Mother about to Wash ...
39 1/2 × 25 7/8 in. (100.33 × 65.72 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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