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Portrait of Mary Cassatt

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Description: Portrait of Mary Cassatt
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Description: Mary Cassatt: A Life
~Mary Cassatt made her real debut at the age of thirty-four when the Impressionist exhibition opened on April 10, 1879. While we know little about what kind of “openings” the Impressionists held, it was common at that time to have a reception of some sort for which invitations were sent to friends, family, and VIPs to see the exhibition before it was open to...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.133-177
Description: Fellow Men: Fantin-Latour and the Problem of the Group in Nineteenth-Century French...
~SHORTLY before Degas made Six Friends at Dieppe, Fantin exhibited his fifth and last group portrait at the Paris Salon: Around the Piano, 1885 (plate 5). By this point, Fantin’s career and critical reputation were well established and his break with the impressionists firmly entrenched. He was returning to group portraiture after a long hiatus—his last effort was Corner of a Table, 1872 (plate...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.228-242

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