Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Young Woman Sewing

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The most famous female Impressionist painter, Mary Cassatt, was born on 22 May, 1844 in Allegheny, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cassatt family was affluent and cultured: Mary's father was a stockbroker, while her mother, who came from an old established Pennsylvania family, was an accomplished woman who spoke French and read widely, and provided Mary with an excellent example to follow. It is, perhaps, no accident that so many of the women in Mary Cassatt's paintings are engaged in simple, self-contained tasks like reading or sewing, since these were the everyday activities of the Cassatt household.

Keywords

Paris, France, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, Style: American Impressionist, School: Impressionist, Movement: Impressionism, USA, Painting, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: American Impressionist; School: Impressionist; Movement: Impressionism; USA; Painting

Subject: geographic

Paris, France; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Time Period

1880/82

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This material is licensed by USF Libraries for the research and teaching needs of USF students, staff, and faculty only. See: https://lib.usf.edu/collections-and-discovery/collection-management/user-terms/

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Only thumbnail images and descriptive information are available to non-USF users. Full access to this collection is available only to authorized users on the USF network on campus or via VPN.

Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PUF0140

Young Woman Sewing

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