Lydia Cassatt reading the morning paper by Harriet Scott Chessman

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Published by Century in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Cassatt, Mary, -- 1844-1926.,
  • Cassatt, Lydia, -- d. 1882.,
  • Artists" models -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.,
  • Sisters -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York: Seven Stories, 2001.

Book details

StatementHarriet Scott Chessman.
GenreFiction.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 164 p., [5] p. of plates :
Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19619140M
ISBN 100712623639
OCLC/WorldCa51914057

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Based on the lives of Lydia and Mary Cassatt, the book is handsomely illustrated with colour plates of some of Cassatt's paintings. It really does enrich the text. The book is rather like Cassatt's paintings - delicate yet tough, light but with an edge of darkness. It's a very, very fine book/5(10).

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Harriet Scott Chessman takes us into the world of Mary Cassatt's early Impressionist paintings through Mary's sister Lydia, whom the author sees as Cassatt’s most inspiring muse. Chessman hauntingly brings to life Paris inwith its thriving art world.

The novel’s subtle power rises out of a sustained inquiry into art’s relation to the ragged world of desire and mortality. Harriet Scott Chessman gives us a glimpse into the lives of Lydia Cassatt and her family and the Paris art world of the end of the 19th century, represented here by Edgar Degas.

While posing for her sister Mary, Lydia lets her mind wander/5(46). Harriet Scott Chessman gives us a glimpse into the lives of Lydia Cassatt and her family and the Paris art world of the end of the 19th century, represented here by Edgar Degas.

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Harriet’s fiction has been translated into eight la. Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper has been translated into six languages. It has been published in Australia/New Zealand, France, Greece, Italy, Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

#1 on IndieNext (BookSense) * starred review on Kirkus. I n this painting, Lydia is wearing a large white bonnet, along with a mostly blue dress with plaid and lace trim. Although Cassatt paints in a style in which makes it difficult to conclude on the exact details of the dress, the slimness of the dress’s skirt alludes to the fact that Lydia is wearing the in-style silhouette at the time, which was a long fitted bodice and an equally fitted.

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+ a white border Portrait of Lydia Cassatt (no 1), Artist, Mary Cassatt In excellent condition, may have very slight edge wear. Made on high quality paper that has slightly aged.

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Set in the Parisian art world of the s, this novel imagines a poignant time in the lives of the 5/5(1). Lydia Reading the Morning Paper (No. 1) () Cassatt's older sister, Lydia, was one of the artist's favorite models. In this painting, Lydia is seated in profile, with her gown and her face painted in the same loose, feathery brushstrokes as the background and the armchair that locks her diagonally posed figure into the asymmetrical.

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[Lydia reading, turned toward right] / Mary Cassatt. Summary Print shows Lydia, a young woman, facing right, seated in a chair, reading a book. Contributor Names Cassatt, Mary,artist Created /. - Buy Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper book online at best prices in india on Read Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s: Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper A Novel (Book): Chessman, Harriet Scott: Random House, t Scott Chessman takes us into the world of Mary Cassatt's early Impressionist paintings through Mary's sister Lydia, whom the author sees as Cassatt&;s most inspiring muse.

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