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Mary Cassatt

Bust of a Young Woman, ca. 1890

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About the Artwork

Mary Cassatt, Bust of a Young Woman, ca. 1890. Pastel, over charcoal (or black chalk), on discolored gray wove paper, 16 7/8 x 15 3/16 in. (42.9 x 38.6 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Memorial gift from Dr. T. Edward and Tullah Hanley, Bradford, Pennsylvania, 69.30.22

In this unfinished portrait of a young woman, the freely crosshatched backdrop of yellow and light-blue pastel strokes underscores the sitter's sour expression (made evident by her arched eyebrows). Mary Cassatt's bold pastel techniques and unconventional palette were deeply influenced by her close friendship with Edgar Degas, who held this work in his personal art collection.

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de Young & Legion of Honor ART on Demand offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections and exhibitions of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.

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All ART on Demand items are custom-made for each order. Please allow 10-14 days for production time. You will receive shipping confimation and tracking upon shipment. Due to the custom nature of these items they are non-returnable.