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Sailor Boy: Portrait of Gardner Cassatt as a Child

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (American, 1844–1926)
The freshness and immediacy of this portrait results as much from the six-year-old boy's animated pose and outward gaze as from the artist's lively pastel technique. Gardner Cassatt was the son of Mary Cassatt's younger brother. She drew the boy during one of his family's frequent visits to Paris, where she had settled in 1874.

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