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Portrait of Mary Cassatt  1884

by Edgar Degas

Born Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, the American impressionist Mary Cassatt spent her career in Europe, settling in Paris. Stifled by tradition, she regarded her exposure to the work of Edgar Degas in 1874 as a “turning point in my artistic life.” She later wrote that “Degas’s art is for the very few,” recognizing a critical sophistication required to appreciate his innovat...
73.3 x 60 x 3.8cm (28 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 1 1/2")
Oil on canvas
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