The Cup of Tea, 1879: Canvas Replica Painting: Large
By artist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), in a Private Collection
Light and color tussle for our attention in this endearingly captured social ritual of the 19th century, taking tea. The artist's sister, Lydia Simpson Cassatt is rendered with sketchlike abandon in a composition that was included in the 1879 French Impressionist exhibition in Paris. Mary Cassatt's parade of pink as well as her energetic brushwork form a dance that underlines the physical presence of the objects she paints with a delicate, domestic truth. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its bold brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style, bright gold-toned, ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image.
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Large: 28.25"Wx36.25"H framed (20"Wx28"H image size, 4.375"W frame)
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)

Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She lived most of her life in France, where she befriended Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionists. Cassatt paintings most often depicted the private lives of women, especially on the special bond that exits between mothers and daughters.

Mary Cassatt was born in Pennsylvania, and her family valued travel as part of education. Despite her family's objections to her pursuit of a career in art, she enrolled in art school in Pennsylvania. Cassatt moved to Paris in 1866 to study the old masters. She was accepted into the Paris Salon in 1872, but critics said her paintings were too bright and too realistic, thus making her subjects unflattering.

Mary Cassatt's style changed throughout her career, as she moved from impressionism and experimented with various techniques. Starting in the 1890s, Mary Cassatt became an advisor to American artists as well as gallery owners, while her work slowly gained recognition in the United States. Even in old age, plagued by cataracts, diabetes, rheumatism, and neuralgia, she continued to paint and travel.

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