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.