The Child's Bath by Mary Cassatt, painted in 1893, demonstrates Mary Cassatt's increased interest in Japanese art in her later career. Cassatt admired Utamaro, a late 18th-century ukiyo-e master who was renowned for his portrayal of the private lives of women going about their daily activities.
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). Young Mother In the Garden. Cassatt was instrumental in bringing the works of the Impressionist movement to America. She was a close friend of Degas and exhibited alongside in 1879. Cassatt principally painted children and scenes of motherhood with simplicity, energetic brushwork, and glowing colors.
'The Child's Bath' by Mary Cassatt, influenced by Japanese wood block prints. 1893. At the time she created this painting, the high vantage point, tight cropping of the forms, and bold outline were all unconventional artistic devices.
mary cassat...love her capture of family, of women as roles of mothers...i look at this little girl all tuckered out and this looks like she could be my little girl tired and not caring about the world around her, flopping into a chair for a rest.