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Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Lady at the Tea Table, 1883–85. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mary Cassatt, 1923 (23.101). The sitter of this painting is Mrs. Robert Moore Riddle (died 1892). Riddle's daughter objected to the size of her mother's nose in the picture, and hence, it was put away by the artist until 1914. #noses #Connections

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Lady at the Tea Table, 1883–85. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mary Cassatt, 1923 (23.101). The sitter of this painting is Mrs. Robert Moore Riddle (died 1892). Riddle's daughter objected to the size of her mother's nose in the picture, and hence, it was put away by the artist until 1914. #noses #Connections

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Dance Class, 1874. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Mrs. Harry Payne Bingham, 1986 (1987.47.1) #dance #Degas | When this work and its variant in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, were painted in the mid-1870s, they constituted Degas's most ambitious figural compositions except for history paintings.

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Dance Class, 1874. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Mrs. Harry Payne Bingham, 1986 (1987.47.1) #dance #Degas | When this work and its variant in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, were painted in the mid-1870s, they constituted Degas's most ambitious figural compositions except for history paintings.

Charles Demuth (American, Lancaster, 1883–1935). Purple Iris, ca. 1920. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.70.62)

Charles Demuth (American, Lancaster, 1883–1935). Purple Iris, ca. 1920. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.70.62)

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Dancers Practicing at the Barre, 1877. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.34) #dance

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Dancers Practicing at the Barre, 1877. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.34) #dance

Melissa Castrillon, excerpt from a book about Sarah Henley 1885, who failed at suicide after her dress parachuted her down 225 feet

Melissa Castrillon, excerpt from a book about Sarah Henley 1885, who failed at suicide after her dress parachuted her down 225 feet

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