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The Visitor (verso)

The Visitor (verso)

c. 1881
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

This drawing's first owner was the artist Edgar Degas, a friend of Cassatt's and a collaborator in her experiments with etching.

Description

Mary Cassatt produced this sheet as a working drawing for an etching of the same title. She framed the subject's slanted silhouette against the verticals and horizontals of the window, and featured a seated figure in profile in the lower left quadrant of the composition. The bold, dramatic contrasts of sunlight and shadow throughout the room contrast with the delicacy and sensitivity with which the visitor's face were drawn by Cassatt from direct observation.
  • Edgar Degas, Paris
    Edgar Degas, Paris, Lugt 657
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1966. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1966. Reproduced: p. 189 archive.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1969. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1969. Reproduced: p. 189 archive.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 234 archive.org
    Cassatt, Mary, Shalini Le Gall, Justin McCann, Justine de Young, and Daniel Harkett. Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt. 2021, 24. Mentioned and reproduced, p. 24, fig. 7
  • Degas/Cassatt. National Gallery of Art, Landover, MD (organizer) (May 11-October 5, 2014).
    Mary Cassatt: A Modern Woman. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (organizer) (October 10, 1998-January 10, 1999); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA (February 6-May 19, 1999).
    The Private Collection of Edgar Degas . The Metropolitan Museum of Art (organizer) (September 22, 1997-January 11, 1998).
  • {{cite web|title=The Visitor (verso)|url=false|author=Mary Cassatt|year=c. 1881|access-date=25 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1966.176.b