Is there anything better than an exposed clavicle? I think not!
Mary Cassatt exhibited this work at the Salon in 1879. It ended up in the hands of Alexis Rouart, and was passed along his various heirs until it was acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, thanks to the Dorrance Wright Collection.
Well, guess what? The same collection gave the PMA its first Gauguin. Sweet Christ, things are getting better and better. Why don’t you go ahead and tell me Charlotte Dorrance plans to cancel Christmas?
At least she had some sense and had a work that was “pre-Yellow House,” when Gauguin really showed his true colors of being a gossipy high school girl.
OR WORSE, TAHITI!