Mary Cassatt / The Barefooted Child / about 1896 - 1897Mary Cassatt
The Barefooted Child
about 1896 - 1897

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Creator Name: Cassatt, Mary
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1844 - 1926
Gender: F
Creator Name-CRT: Mary Cassatt
Title: The Barefooted Child
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1896
Creation End Date: 1897
Creation Date: about 1896 - 1897
Object Type: Prints
Classification Term: drypoint and aquatint
Materials and Techniques: color drypoint and aquatint
Dimensions: H.9-1/2 x W.12-7/16 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: P.93.21.5
Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth R. and Lillian Smith

Cassatt grew up in Philadelphia and later moved to Paris, where she met the French painter and printmaker Edgar Degas. At his suggestion, she began exhibiting with the Impressionists in 1879, focusing much of her efforts on intimate portrayals of women and children. In addition to her sumptuous paintings and pastels, she became a highly accomplished printmaker, due in part to the influence of Degas and fellow artist Camille Pissarro. She first became interested in color printing in 1890 after attending a major Paris exhibition of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Over the next decade, she developed her own technique of color aquatint (tonal etching), producing such compelling images as The Barefooted Child.

AMICA ID: MIA_.P.93.21.5
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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