In her beautifully illustrated Zoom presentation on February 20, art historian, curator and author Nancy Mowll Mathews addressed the public image of both Jane Austen and impressionist Mary Cassatt.
Mathews revealed how much Cassatt hated her portrait that was painted by her friend and fellow artist Edgar Degas. Mathews also explained that the women wearing bonnets in paintings like “Five O’Clock Tea” would have been visiting, while the bonnet-less would have been at their own homes.
Some 150 attendees watched the live presentation and Q&A, from as far away as Wales and Switzerland and all over North America. If you missed the talk, or want to revisit it, the video is live on our JASNA Southwest YouTube channel.