Like Buy Share View in Room Title Child in a Straw Hat, c.1886 Artist Mary Stevenson Cassatt Ref GM3375 Type Fine Art Print Image Size 12" x 16" (30 x 40 cm) Paper Size 16" x 20" (40 x 50 cm) Price $200.00 £120.00 $200.00 €210.00 Add to basket Description In the artist`s frequent depictions of children, she invested relatively quiet and unexceptional moments with considerable dynamism in handling the composition. `Child in a Straw Hat` is one of many paintings Cassatt made of little girls appearing to play `dress-up`. Often she portrayed them taking pleasure in the act of role-playing and here the child`s expression suggests that she was not enjoying herself. Required to stand still and somewhat isolated, her demeanour conveys a mixture of pensiveness, frustration and boredom. The way the paint has been applied with broad visible brush-strokes lends an appearance of spontaneity to the work.