Art Across the Ages, A Selection of Treasured Works


Margot Wearing a Bonnet (No. 3)

From Gallery Card:

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)

Margot Wearing a Bonnet (No. 3)

Drypoint, c. 1902

A posthumous impression (restrike) printed on green paper

Breeskin 181, only state

A fair impression before the additional wear to the plate that marks more recent impressions.

FA6811 $2,000.

Additional Information

Mary Cassatt was born near Pittsburg but left for Paris to study art. Because the École des Beaux-Arts refused to accept female students, she had to arrange for private instruction. Despite the hurdles that she encountered, Cassatt built an enormously successful career and became one of the leading Impressionists, exhibiting alongside Monet, Renoir, and Degas. She portrayed modern life from a female perspective, specializing in intimate scenes of mothers and daughters. Here, she represents an exuberant girl in an assertive pose, reflecting her long-standing support for women’s rights.