Lady at The Tea Table - 1885
Mrs Moore Riddle (aunt of Mary Cassatt). This painting covers the daily activities of women, their environments and their social life and surroundings in the 19th century. Without any doubt, the ritual of the tea is reflected in this painting
This painting shows two women sitting at a table in the shade of some trees, in a quiet garden, in the afternoon. In this work the colour of the dress combines with the colour of the chair and its shoes, the colour of the contrasting table contrasts with the green and blue colours of the garden, creating an optical reality of freshness and tranquillity.
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