The Child's Bath  1893

by Mary Cassatt

In this work, Mary Cassatt addressed the theme for which she is best known—women and children—while also experimenting with compositional elements of Japanese art. Cassatt saw a large exhibition of Japanese prints at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1890, and produced a series of prints influenced by their aesthetics. [i]The Child’s Bath[/i] is the culmination of her i...
100.3 × 66.1 cm (39 1/2 × 26 in.)
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago