This charming print of a woman with a parrot perched on her shoulder is by American artist Mary Cassatt, one of only three women (along with Berthe Morisot and Marie Bracquemond) to exhibit with the Impressionists ✨
Cassatt first moved to Paris in 1865 and in 1877 struck up a friendship with Edgar Degas; at his invitation, she joined the Impressionist group, first exhibiting with them in 1879.
Her career as a printmaker spans around 30 years and some 250 prints; here, in a recent acquisition for The Courtauld, her bold and skillful use of drypoint is in evidence, with delicate details on light blue paper 💙
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📷 Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), The Parrot, c.1891, drypoint. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld