Amon Carter print details

Breakfast Table

Will Barnet (1911-2012)

Object Details

  • Date


  • Object Type


  • Medium

    Etching and aquatint

  • Dimensions

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

  • Inscriptions


    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

  • Accession Number


  • Copyright

    Public domain

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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