Mary Cassatt - Portrait Of A Young Girl 1899

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Mary Cassatt - Portrait Of A Young Girl 1899

Portrait Of A Young Girl 1899
187x155cm oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, United States
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York:
In "Portrait of a Young Girl," Cassatt posed her young model outdoors, probably at or near Ch√Ęteau Beaufresne, the home the artist had purchased in the Oise River valley, about fifty miles northwest of Paris, in 1894. As in contemporary images of women and girls by William Merritt Chase, Frank W. Benson, and others, the girl appears immersed in nature and isolated from the outside world. The high vantage point, flattened space, and absence of a horizon, all suggesting the influence of Japanese art, are compositional devices that Cassatt also used in her color prints of the 1890s.