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About the Artwork

Mary Cassatt’s flair for digging into an ordinary moment and distilling its emotions stands out in this portrayal of three individuals lulled by a carriage ride into silent reverie. Once titled simply Driving, the painting depicts an outing in the Bois de Boulogne, a large wooded park on the western edge of Paris. The driver of the carriage is Lydia Cassatt, sister of the artist, and the girl seated primly beside her is Odile Fèvre, niece of the painter Edgar Degas. The bored-looking groom is unidentified.

Usually associated with domestic interiors and the private lives of women and children, here Cassatt explored an outdoor setting and a degree of autonomy enjoyed by upper-class women. Driving in the park was something the Cassatt sisters enjoyed, particularly after 1879, when the family acquired a small carriage and Bichette, the horse partly depicted here.

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About Our Prints

Philadelphia Museum of Art Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.
You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.

Member Discounts

As always, members will receive their discount for all transactions processed through our Custom Prints store. Simply enter your Member ID during the checkout process and your discount will be applied.