About This Artwork

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926)
printed with Leroy (French, active 1876-1900)

Woman Bathing, 1890-91

Color aquatint, with drypoint from three plates, on off-white laid paper
364 x 269 mm (image/plate); 432 x 305 mm (sheet)
Inscribed recto, lower right, in graphite: "Imprimée par l'artiste et M. Leroy / Mary Cassatt / (25 épreuves)"

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1932.1281

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Baltimore Museum of Art, "Mary Cassatt," January 7-February 10, 1936, p. 15, cat. 37.

Portland, Maine, Portland Museum of Art, "Miss Mary Cassatt: Impressionist from Pennsylvania," May 17-July 1, 1979.

Williamstown, Mass., Williams College Museum of Art, "Mary Cassatt: The Color Prints," November 25, 1989-January 21, 1990, p. 134, cat. 10-IV, as "Woman Bathing."

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman," October 10, 1998-January 10, 1999, pp. 283 and 323, cat. 61 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Undressed: The Fashion of Privacy", June 22-September 29, 2013

Publication History

Adelyn D. Breeskin, The Graphic Work of Mary Cassatt (New York, 1948), p. 73, no. 148.

Nancy Mowll Matthews and Barbara Stern Shapiro, Mary Cassatt: The Color Prints, exh. cat. (New York, 1989), p. 134, cat. 10-IV, as "Woman Bathing."

James N. Wood and Debra N. Mancoff, Treasures from The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 2000), p. 176 (ill.).

Mari Yoshihara, Embracing the East: White Women and American Orientalism (Oxford, 2003).

Ownership History

The artist to Durand-Ruel [Chicago 1998]. Albert Roullier, Chicago [Chicago 1998]. Given by Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson, Chicago, to the Art Institute, 1932.




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