In the Omnibus is the only scene in the series that does not have an interior setting. The theme of travel was appealing to artists in 19th-century Paris-it represented a public space where people of different classes and genders were juxtaposed in close proximity. A quintessential modern life subject, Cassatt depicts a bourgeois lady accompanied by her baby and a nursemaid doing errands in the city. While the nanny and the child interact, the mother's gaze is directed elsewhere, wandering to the world beyond.

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In the Omnibus, 1890-1891

color drypoint and aquatint, Platemark: 36.60 x 26.80 cm (14 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches). Bequest of Charles T. Brooks 1941.71

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