Mother and Child with a Rose Scarf: Mary Cassatt

Mother and Child with a Rose Scarf Mary Cassatt

Mother and Child with a Rose Scarf is a 1908 painting in the Impressionist style by the leading American painter and printmaker Mary Cassatt.

The picture depicts a woman holding her plump baby and looking lovingly down at it with a rose-colored scarf loosely draped around them. This was painted by Mary Cassatt, an American artist known for her soft-colored paintings that showcased the bond between mother and child.

Interestingly, despite making these paintings, Mary rejected the idea of marriage and children. She remained unmarried till her death.

Cassatt had a close bond with the artist Edgar Degas. Cassatt and Degas lived in studios five minutes apart from each other and met up to discuss often. Cassatt studied under many famous artists like Jean-Léon Gérôme and Thomas Couture.

Mary Cassatt’s Mother and Child with a Rose Scarf is located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.

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