Mary Cassatt, Woman Standing, Holding a Fan, created in The work is one of only two known canvases painted by the artist almost entirely in the medium of distemper and represents a key moment in her transformation into an Impressionist.
Mary Cassatt American (Allegheny City, PA 1844 - 1926 Le Mesnil-Theribus, France) Woman on a Striped Sofa with a Dog, 1876 American, 19th century Creation Place: United States Oil on wood panel 41.9 x 33.3 cm (16 1/2 x 13 1/8 in.) framed: 58.4 x 49.2 x 6 cm (23 x 19 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.) Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter I. B. Lavan, 1961.159