Mary Cassatt: Young Lady in a Loge Gazing to Right (1878-79)

MARY CASSATT (1844-1926), Young Lady in a Loge Gazing to Right, signed ‘M. Cassatt’ (lower left) pastel, gouache, watercolor and charcoal with metallic paint on paper, 25 1/4 x 19 7/8 in. (64.1 x 50.5 cm.), Executed circa 1878-79, Image Source: Christie’s

“…As Paul Gauguin, the original owner of Young Lady in a Loge Gazing to Right, reflected after viewing another painting in the series, “Mlle Cassatt has as much charm, but she has more power” than her female contemporaries (as quoted in The Queen Bees: The Women Who Shaped America, New York, 1979, p. 117). It is this exceptional combination of beautiful execution and eloquent perspective in Young Lady in a Loge Gazing to Right that established Cassatt’s status as an art historical icon and has compelled audiences since the work’s likely debut at the 1879 Impressionist exhibition…”

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. penwithlit says:

    Reblogged this on penwithlit.

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  2. What a beautiful profile painting! ❤ Thank you!

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    1. My pleasure, always, Sheila! 🙂🌺


  3. johntodaro says:

    Absolutely gorgeous colors and relationship of values

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    1. Agree! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, John. 🙂


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