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Au Louvre: Musée des Antiques (In the Louvre: museum of antiquities) / Mary Cassatt at the Louvre: the Etruscan Gallery

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1919,0415.746

  • Title (object)

    • Au Louvre: Musée des Antiques (In the Louvre: museum of antiquities)
    • Mary Cassatt at the Louvre: the Etruscan Gallery
  • Description

    Two women looking into case containing a reclining Etruscan funerary statue, one seated reading from guide book, the other standing leaning on umbrella. c.1879-80 Soft-ground etching, drypoint, aquatint and etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1879-1880
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 270 millimetres
    • Width: 236 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See Sue Welsh Reed and Barbara Stern Shapiro, 'Edgar Degas, the painter as printmaker', Boston 1984, cat.51. It is generally accepted that the standing figure is Mary Cassatt, and the seated one her sister Lydia. This print is based on an earlier pastel in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (Lemoisne ). The print was intended for inclusion in the journal 'Le Jour et la Nuit' along with prints by Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt and others. The project was never realised. A previously unrecorded touched proof was sold at Sotheby's New York, 8.xi.2002/228. There is a related pencil drawing of a glass case of Etruscan sculptures in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass. (1971.36; ex-collection of Marcel Guérin).

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  • Bibliography

    • Delteil 30.VI bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XIXc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1919

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1919,0415.746

Two women looking into case containing a reclining Etruscan statue, one seated reading from guide book, the other standing leaning on umbrella.  c.1879/80  Soft-ground etching, drypoint, aquatint and etching

Two women looking into case containing a reclining Etruscan statue, one seated reading from guide book, the other standing leaning on umbrella. c.1879/80 Soft-ground etching, drypoint, aquatint and etching

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