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After the Bullfight

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1873

Artist:

Mary Cassatt
American, 1844–1926

About this artwork

Mary Cassatt chose a quintessentially Spanish subject, executing this composition of a bullfighter, or torero, in full regalia during an extended stay in Seville. Having trained in Philadelphia and Paris, Cassatt ventured to Spain to study the country’s Renaissance and Baroque works and to follow the path of French avant-garde artists like Édouard Manet. Depicting the performer at a relaxed moment, far removed from the spectacle and violence of the ring, Cassatt omitted narrative detail. Instead, with a modernist sensibility, she focused on the male figure in a casual pose, employing vigorous brushwork and rich pigment to describe the bullfighter’s costume and suggest his characteristic bravado.

Status

On View, Gallery 175

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Mary Cassatt

Title

After the Bullfight

Place

Seville (Object made in)

Date

1873

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed l. left: "M.S.C./Seville/1873"

Dimensions

82.5 × 64 cm (32 1/8 × 25 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Sterling Morton

Reference Number

1969.332

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