Cassatt 1881 expo



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Mary Cassatt


at the 6th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1881

an impression of her pictures


Which pictures did Mary Cassatt show in 1881?
On this page you will find an accounted impression of the 11 works that Mary Cassatt showed at the 6th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1881, including 7 pastels. All works were portraits / figure paintings (catalogue numbers 1-11). Note the palet of colours in the ‘white’ cap of the lady in no. 2.
I render the pictures by format and number. Note: If you double click on the first (of a cluster of) pictures and then click on full screen, you can create a slideshow. Enjoy!


The suggestions for the 5 paintings are (quite) certain, those for the 7 pastels are (very) uncertain, see account. For no.10 I couldn’t find a suggestion; for no.11 I render 2 options. See link for the identification of paintings, the subscriptions and see at the bottom of the main page on Mary Cassatt for the sources.


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