Trivium Art HistoryMary Cassatt

Lady at the Tea Table

Lady at the Tea Table, 1885 — Mary Cassatt
73.7 cm61 cm

Lady at the Tea Table is an Impressionist, Oil on Canvas Painting created by Mary Cassatt from 1883 to 1885. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is tagged Women, Life, and Teapot. Source

This portrait sits the viewer down for tea with Mary Cassatt’s mother’s cousin, about to pour from a porcelain teapot. Cassatt’s approach to impressionism maintained detail, allowing her to capture both the patterns in the porcelain and the pensive boredom of her subject. 

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