La Toilette (Looking Into the Hand Mirror, No. 2)

Mary Cassatt


Mary Cassatt American (1845–1926)

La Toilette (Looking Into the Hand Mirror, No. 2)

Medium: Drypoint

Year: ca. 1905

Edition : Posthumous impression

Size: 8-1/8 x 5-3/4 inches

Description: Mary Cassat is best known for her association with the French Impressionists and for her touching images of mothers and children. La Toilette depicts an interesting exchange between a woman and her daughter. The mother assists her daughter with a hand mirror in what will surely begin years of instruction on feminine grooming and appearance. This private moment shared between them will eventually become a method for which the daughter will form her own identity and present herself to the public world.

Stock Number: 45731c