Using the paintings, prints and pastels Cassatt created throughout her career, this text explores the solitary, social, public and intimate worlds inhabited by the women of her family and social circle. In their simple daily tasks
writing a letter, sharing tea with a friend, caring for a fussing child
Cassatt saw subtle strength and genuine satisfaction. Through this volume, we can look back with her to a more tranquil time and celebrate the richness of the realm of women. Quotations from contemporary authors such as Edith Wharton and Henry James add further insight into this domestic world.