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Portrait of Alexander J. Cassatt and His Son, Robert Kelso Cassatt

Mary Stevenson Cassatt, American, 1844 - 1926

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
1884

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
39 1/2 × 32 inches (100.3 × 81.3 cm) Framed: 47 5/8 × 38 5/8 × 3 7/8 inches (121 × 98.1 × 9.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 252, European Art 1850-1900, second floor (Toll Gallery)

Accession Number:
W1959-1-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the W. P. Wilstach Fund and with funds contributed by Mrs. William Coxe Wright, 1959

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Label:
Cassatt's brother and nephew posed for this double portrait during a visit to the artist in Paris. She not only painted several portraits of her brother, a prominent Philadelphia businessman, but also advised his art collecting. As a result, he was one of the first in Philadelphia to own works by the French Impressionists.


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