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Collection Online as of March 4, 2024

Margot Leaning Against Her Mother

Margot Leaning Against Her Mother

Location: not on view


By 1902, Cassatt had been living for almost a decade at her country home in the village of Mesnil-Théribus, about 50 miles northwest of Paris. She often asked neighbors to pose for her, as they seemed more at ease than professional models. The young mother, Reine Lefèbvre sat repeatedly between 1901 and 1903, appearing in this drypoint as well as Reine and Margot Seated on a Sofa and portraits in pastel and oil. Her pretty, rounded face and glossy black hair are immediately recognizable in each work for which she posed.
  • Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 7, 1993-January 2, 1994).
    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=Margot Leaning Against Her Mother|url=false|author=Mary Cassatt|year=1901|access-date=04 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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