Young Lady Reading (1878). Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926).Regarded by Europeans as one of the most talented painters of the Impressionist group, Cassatt took an active interest in and explored their new approaches to color theory, brushwork, and figure-ground relationships. Her compositions were influenced by those often used by Degas, her teacher and friend for many years.
July 5, 1547, Garzia de' Medici was born. The son of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Eleonora di Toledo. He was the subject of a famous painting by Bronzino when he was an infant. He was born in Florence and died of malaria along with his mother while traveling to Pisa, a few days after his brother Giovanni also died of the disease.