line drawing style; woman in profile, PL, holding a toddler on her lap; child looks at woman and touches PL hand to woman's cheek

The Caress, c. 1891

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Gift of Edith and Norman Garmezyexpand_more  2004.254.5

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Mary Cassatt is famous for her sensitive depictions of women and children and their loving relationships. Well known for her paintings and pastels, she was also a highly accomplished printmaker, executing over 200 prints. An overwhelming number are intimate portrayals of mothers and children. This one, disarming in its simplicity, is among Cassatt’s tenderest.

Details
Title
The Caress
Artist Life
1844–1926
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2004.254.5
Provenance
Charles Anzoli, Paris; Durand-Ruel et Cie., Paris & New York; Christie's, New York (sold 1996); Edith and Norman Garmezy, Edina, MN (1996)
Catalogue Raisonne
Breeskin 140
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line drawing style; woman in profile, PL, holding a toddler on her lap; child looks at woman and touches PL hand to woman's cheek