Mary Cassatt Hand Colored Drypoint "Sara Smilling"

$995.00
MARY CASSATT
(American 1844 - 1926)
SARA SMILING (BREESKIN 195)

Drypoint with hand-coloring, circa 1904, a posthumous impression, on Rives BFK wove paper, framed

plate: 9⅛ by 6¼ in
framed: 16 by 13¼ in

Sara's likeness appears again and again in Cassatt's sketches and oil paintings, one of the many children to inhabit the artist's world. The loose style of Sara Smiling lends a sense of spontaneity to the print; owing to the subject's young age, Cassatt would have had to work quickly to record the child's likeness before she broke her pose to go play.

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