Trivium Art HistoryMary Cassatt

Lady at the Tea Table

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

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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