"The Letter" by Mary Cassatt. Looking at facial expression and pose, what do you think letter is about? Include details from painting to support your thinking.

Thank you.

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1. What do you see? What do you think?

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2. I see a woman sealing an envelope. She looks either very worried or sad. I'm asking the ?.....

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posted by elaine
3. I agree -- she looks worried or sad. Could she be sending a letter to a friend who is very sick or who has just lost a family member?

http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/cassatt/cassatt-46726.html

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