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By the Pond

Mary Stevenson Cassatt, American, 1844 - 1926

Made in France, Europe

c. 1896

Drypoint and color aquatint

Plate: 13 1/16 x 16 7/8 inches (33.2 x 42.9 cm) Sheet (irregular): 14 7/8 x 18 5/8 inches (37.8 x 47.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Frederic Ballard, Alexander Cassatt, Staunton B. Peck, and Mrs. William Potter Wear, 1946

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The comparison of Cassatt's works with Renaissance depictions of the Madonna and child is familiar and endearing. Here the format and color scheme seem to have been inspired by the brightly glazed ceramic relief sculptures made by the Della Robbia family of Florence.