Amon Carter print details

Breakfast Table

Will Barnet (1911-2012)

Object Details

  • Date

    1942

  • Object Type

    Prints

  • Medium

    Etching and aquatint

  • Dimensions

    Image: 4 15/16 x 7 in.
    Sheet: 9 9/16 x 12 1/2 in.

  • Inscriptions

    Recto:

    l.l. in graphite: Breakfast Table

    l.r. in graphite: Will Barnet

    l.r. in graphite: S

    l.c. in red ink: [arrow] 5" [marked out in graphite] [arrow]

  • Credit Line

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchase in honor of the 50th Anniversary with funds provided by the Paper Guild of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

  • Accession Number

    2011.2

  • Copyright

    © 1942 Estate of Will Barnet / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Object Description

Cassatt most likely executed this painting as she prepared for her debut with the impressionists at the group’s fourth exhibition, held in Paris in 1879. She was experimental and was fascinated with both natural and artificial light, radical foreshortening, the seemingly arbitrary cropping of silhouetted figures, matte surfaces, and the sketchy deployment of dry pigments (such as distemper and pastel), placing her at the vanguard of modern art.

Additional details

Location: Off view
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