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Mary Cassatt
American (1844 - 1926) Primary

In the Omnibus, or The Tramway

Drypoint and soft-ground etching
State: Seventh state

14 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (36.51 cm x 26.67 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1949.17
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints
Culture/Nationality: American

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  • aquatints - Prints produced from designs created by the aquatint process, by which a printing plate is covered with a coating and etched with acid so as to create a range of tonal values, often combined with line work. The resulting print resembling a watercolor.
  • children - People in the earliest developmental stage of life.
  • drypoint - Intaglio process in which a sharp needle scratches the plate creating a burr that yields a characteristically soft and velvety line in the final print.
  • families - Groups of individuals related by blood, marriage, adoption, or cohabitation.
  • genre
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • omnibuses - Refers to horse-drawn public street vehicles intended to carry a large number of passengers, generally having rear entry, longitudinal seats facing each other, and paneled sides; for horse-drawn rail vehicles usually accommodating more riders, see "horsecars."
  • soft-ground etchings - Prints made using the process of soft-ground etching.
  • streetcar systems - Rail transit systems consisting of single cars or short multiunit trains operated manually with electric power, on exclusive right of way along streets, for an intermediate number of passengers.
  • women - Refers to female human beings from young adulthood through old age.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Innovative Impressions: Prints by Cassatt, Degas, and Pissarro Philbrook Museum of Art , Jun 9, 2018 – Sep 9, 2018
  • Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College , Sep 24, 2010 – May 28, 2011
  • Mary Cassatt printmaker Lebanon Valley College , Mar 8, 2001 – Apr 14, 2001
  • A Picture of Mary Cassatt: Prints from the Bryn Mawr College Collection Kelly McCullough , Mar 17, 2000 – Mar 20, 2000

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Sarah Lees and Richard R. Brettell. Innovative Impressions: Prints by Cassat, Degas, and Pissarro Hirmir Publishers. Munich, Germany, 2018
    Page Number: 75-77, Figure Number: 86
  • Clarence Burton Sheffield, Jr. and Leo G. Mazow. Mary Cassatt printmaker Lebanon Valley College. Annville, PA, 2001
    Page Number: 16-17
  • "Bryn Mawr Involved in Philadelphia Museum of Art Exhibition "Mary Cassatt and Philadelphia"." Bryn Mawr Now Vol. XII, No. 3 (Spring/Summer 1985): 8.
  • Mary Leahy, "Mary Cassatt: Her Color Prints at Bryn Mawr." Bryn Mawr Now 9, No. 2 (November 1981): 1, 6-7.
  • Suzanne G. Lindsay, Mary Cassatt and Philadelphia Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1985
    Page Number: 85, Figure Number: 43

Catalogue Raisonné List
The following Catalogue Raisonné exist for this object:
  • Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Graphic Work (Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979), 63, 142. Figure Number: 145

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