Color drypoint and aquatint
Sheet: 42.7 x 31.4 cm (16 13/16 x 12 3/8 in.); Platemark: 37.6 x 25.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Bequest of Charles T. Brooks 1941.72
Catalogue raisonné: Mathews & Shapiro 9, Breeskin 147
State: M & S: VI/VII, B: between V and VI/VI
The artist Camille Pissarro described the series of prints to which this work belongs as "admirable, as beautiful as Japanese work," praising Cassatt's translation of ukiyo-e woodblocks.
This print belongs to a set of ten color etchings that Mary Cassatt displayed at her first exhibition, held at Paris's Galerie Durand-Ruel in 1891. To create the image of a woman being fitted for a gown by a seamstress, the artist worked with multiple printing plates and "painted" ink onto the surface of each by hand. As a result, although the prints exist in multiples, each is virtually unique.
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