Condition: Brand New
Size: 24"x36" inches
Substrate: Premium Matte
Much of Mary Cassatt's work featured a mother and/or child. This painting of a young child in a straw hat is a masterpiece.
Product Notes: High-resolution image reproduction from the National Gallery of Art "Open Access" initiative. Item will be printed upon demand and shipped to you quickly and safely. If you look around at some of the online poster shops you will see lots of versions, in various colors. This copy is printed in accordance with NGA's standards, which means it will be very similar to the colors of the real piece and not a cheap washed out print.
My 24x36 posters run around $25-30, which is about 40% less than most well-known poster and canvas resellers. You will be getting the same, if not better, quality.
About this Piece: Child in a Straw Hat is one of many paintings Cassatt made of little girls appearing to play dress-up. But where Cassatt often portrayed girls taking pleasure in the act of role-playing, here the child’s expression suggests that she is not enjoying herself. Isolated and required to stand still, her demeanor conveys a mixture of pensiveness, frustration, and boredom. While the subject matter captures a languid moment, the paint is handled energetically. Broad, visible brushstrokes are used throughout the composition, forming abstract patterns in some areas, such as the white sleeves of the blouse and smock. The paint was applied quickly and directly to the canvas, in a manner referred to as alla prima, which lends an appearance of spontaneity to the work.
About Mary Cassatt: Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (Now part of Pittsburgh's North Side), but lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.
She was described by Gustave Geffroy in 1894 as one of "les trois grandes dames" (the three great ladies) of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Berthe Morisot.

Poster: Child in a Straw Hat, c. 1886 (Mary Cassatt) - 24x36 inch, print