Artist Mary Cassatt, American, 1844-1926
  • Women Admiring a Child
Date 1897
Medium pastel
Dimensions Overall: 26 × 32 inches (66 × 81.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Edward Chandler Walker
Accession Number 08.8
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower left: Mary Cassatt
Edward Chandler Walker;
1908-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
“Two Notable Gifts.” Bulletin of the DIA 3, 1 (January 1909): pp. 1-2.

Borgmeyer, Charles Louis. “The Master Impressionists (Chapter V).” Fine Arts Journal 4 (April 1913): pp. 195-226 (ill.). [as Mother and Child]

Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. 1930, no. 275.

Breeskin, A. D. Mary Cassat: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oils, Pastels, Watercolors and Drawings. Washington D.C., 1970, p. 126, no. 272.

Cummings, Frederick J. and Charles H. Elam, eds. The Detroit Institute of Arts Illustrated Handbook. Detroit, 1971, p. 146.

"Family Art Game." DIA Advertsing Supplement. Detroit Free Press. (June 4, 1978): p. 21 (ill.).

Rivard, N.J. “American Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts.” Antiques 114 (November 1978): p. 1052 (pl. 12).

Mathews, Nancy M. Mary Cassatt and the Modern Madonna of the Nineteenth Century. Ph.D. diss. New York University, 1980.

"Family Art Game." DIA Advertsing Supplement. Detroit Free Press. (April 27, 1980): p. 18 (ill.).

"Family Art Game." DIA Advertsing Supplement. Detroit News. (April 14, 1985): p. 18 (ill.).

100 Masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Arts. New York, 1985, pp. 206-207 (ill.).

Shaw, Nancy Rivard. “Rebellion, Defiance, and Beauty: Two Centuries of American Painting.” Apollo 124, 298 (December 1986): pp. 527-533 (pl. XVI).

Mathews, N.M. Mary Cassatt. New York, 1987, pp. 110, 113, 125 (fig. 98).

American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Volume II. New York, 1997, pp. 42-44 (ill.).