Heather James Fine Art is pleased to offer this exquisite work by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). Clarissa, With Her Hand to Her Ear, Turned Left, executed between 1890 and 1893, is an excellent example of Cassatt’s modern approach to a traditional subject. Clarissa rests her head on her hand and looks downward, perhaps deep in thought. The simple background and long, abstract strokes allow the subject’s face to come forward as a strong figure. A similar pastel, Clarissa Turned Right with her Hand to Her Ear, is dated 1893.