Lydia Crocheting in the Garden at Marly

Artist: Mary Cassatt (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1844–1926 Le Mesnil-Théribus, Oise)

Date: 1880

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 25 13/16 x 36 7/16 in. (65.6 x 92.6 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Gardner Cassatt, 1965

Accession Number: 65.184


This picture, painted in Cassatt's early Impressionist manner, represents the artist's sister, Lydia Simpson Cassatt (1837–1882). It was posed at Marly-le-Roi, some forty miles west of Paris, where the artist's family spent the summer of 1880. This work was included in the exhibition held by the French Impressionists in Paris in 1881.