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Mary Cassatt
American (1844 - 1926) Primary

Mother's Kiss

Drypoint and soft-ground etching
State: Fifth state

13 5/8 in. x 9 in. (34.61 cm x 22.86 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1949.12
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints
Culture/Nationality: American

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This object has the following keywords:
  • 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.
  • drypoints - Prints made using the drypoint process, whereby a sharp needle scratches the plate creating a burr.
  • families - Groups of individuals related by blood, marriage, adoption, or cohabitation.
  • genre
  • mothers - Women who have children, either biologically or by adoption.
  • 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.
  • soft-ground etchings - Prints made using the process of soft-ground etching.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College , Sep 24, 2010 – May 28, 2011
  • Treasures - Reunion 2007 Bryn Mawr College , Jun 2, 2007 – Jun 2, 2007
  • Cassatt-Neel-Kilmnik: Painted Faces Moore College of Art , Jan 17, 2002 – Feb 25, 2002
  • 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:
  • Mary Leahy, "Mary Cassatt: Her Color Prints at Bryn Mawr." Bryn Mawr Now 9, No. 2 (November 1981): 1, 6-7.
  • Jeanne Randolph, Mary Cassatt, Alice Neel, Karen Kilimnik: Painted Faces Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002
    Page Number: 31

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), 64, 145. Figure Number: 149

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