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Collection Online as of March 3, 2024

Under the Horse Chestnut Tree

Under the Horse Chestnut Tree

1896–97
(American, 1844–1926)
Platemark: 40.5 x 28.5 cm (15 15/16 x 11 1/4 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Mathews & Shapiro 20, Breeskin 162
Location: not on view

Description

Under the Horse Chestnut Tree was among the last color prints Cassatt made. In 1894, she purchased a château called Mesnil-Beaufresne in the village of Mesnil-Théribus and moved her press there from Paris. Her friend, the wealthy American collector Louisine Havemeyer recalled her working "in her grey blouse in the small pavilion over the dam where she had installed her printing press. There she would work while daylight lasted with the aid of a printer; she did her own coloring and wiping of the plates. It was at the cost of much physical strain for she actually did the manual work." After the 1890s, Cassatt increasingly turned her attention toward pastel.
  • ?-1946
    Fanny Tewksbury King [1867-1949], Cleveland Heights, OH
    November 25, 1946
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Department of Prints and Drawings Opening Exhibition. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (March 3, 1958-October 11, 1959).
    Human Rights. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 5, 1963-January 12, 1964).
    Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 7, 1993-January 2, 1994).
    Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Seoul Art Center, South Korea (December 22, 2006-March 28, 2007); Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, South Korea (April 7-May 20, 2007).
    Mary Cassatt and the Feminine Ideal in Nineteenth-Century Paris. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (October 14, 2012-January 20, 2013).
  • {{cite web|title=Under the Horse Chestnut Tree|url=false|author=Mary Cassatt|year=1896–97|access-date=03 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1946.296