Jan 20, 2009

The Letter (recto)

The Letter (recto)


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Mary Cassatt

(American, 1844-1926)

Black crayon and graphite

Support: Beige(1) wove paper

Sheet: 34.6 x 23 cm (13 5/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Bequest of Charles T. Brooks 1941.86.a



In this study for the color drypoint and aquatint of the same title, Cassatt worked out the placement of the figure at a writing table. Details such as the precise incline of her head, the curls on her forehead, and the position of her fingers on the envelope are echoed in the print.

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