P.O. Box 11201, Oakland, California 94611
Breeskin 159; Matthews & Shapiro 17x/x. Aquatint
and drypoint printed in colors on Arches
laid paper, full margins.
Edition planned to be 50, but far fewer were printed.
Signed in pencil.
11 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.; 29.85 x 24.13 cm.
The mother and child was Cassatt's favorite subject, and she often used the same two models. Cassatt painted a composition similar to Peasant Mother and Child in 1894 and created two related pastels. The print has a painterly inking of the aquatinted surface with a monotype-like plate tone. While three plates were used, each impression from the small edition is unique in coloration and inking. Our print is an early, fresh impression, with a rich greenish-blue background, which provides a striking contrast to the subtle green dress and delicate figures.
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