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Girl and Cat

Marguerite Thompson Zorach, American, 1887 - 1968

Geography:
Probably made in New Hampshire, United States, North and Central America

Date:
c. 1917

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
24 1/16 × 20 1/16 inches (61.1 × 51 cm) Framed: 29 1/2 × 24 1/2 × 1 1/2 inches (74.9 × 62.2 × 3.8 cm)

Copyright:
© The Zorach Collection LLC

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 272, Modern and Contemporary Art, second floor

Accession Number:
1945-16-39

Credit Line:
Gift of George Biddle, 1945

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Label:
In this tranquil scene, likely painted in the mountains of New Hampshire where the Zorach family summered in 1917, a girl in a polka dot swimsuit tenderly cradles a restless white cat. Marguerite Thompson Zorach became interested in Cubism while living in Paris from 1908 to 1911. The movement’s profound effect on her is evident here: the girl’s body and immediate surroundings are composed of mannered combinations of geometrical shapes.


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