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Sita et Sarita (Jeune fille au chat), 1893-94

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© Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Used with permission

Cecilia Beaux (American, 1855-1942). Sita et Sarita (Jeune fille au chat), 1893-94. Oil on canvas. 94 x 63.5 cm (37 x 25 in.).

© Musée d'Orsay, Paris

About the Show:

Comprised of approximately 100 paintings, many of which are world famous and have never before been hung together, Americans in Paris, 1860-1900 explores those heady decades when United States artists flocked to France to study, absorb and expand upon their painting techniques. Paris, in turn, educated, nurtured, promoted and even became home to a select group of American expatriates. It was a symbiotic relationship that permanently changed the face of American art going forward.

Prominently featured artists James Abbott Mc Neill Whistler (1834-1903), Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) and Childe Hassam (1859-1935) are joined by a host of other perennial favorites in a visual feast of portraits, interiors and scapes from land, sea and city.

Read a full review of the exhibition, as seen at its National Gallery, London stop.

Scheduled Venues

National Gallery, London: February 22-May 21, 2006
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: June 25-September 24, 2006
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: October 17, 2006-January 28, 2007

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