Boating Party Socks

$13.18

Designer Name: CURATOR SOCKS

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844 – 1926) was an American painter and printmaker. At first glance, the painting seems a straightforward depiction of a nineteenth-century middle-class outing. Yet the artist included subtle hints about the figures’ relationships to one another that complicate this interpretation. The foreground is dominated by a male figure whose form is pressed against the picture plane and cast in silhouette by the sail’s shadow. In contrast, the female element of the composition — the woman and her child — appears in soft, pastel shades that reflect the summer sunlight.

The boatman, bending forward to begin another stroke of his oar, braces himself with one foot, while the woman maintains her stable position only by planting her feet on the floor of the boat. The sprawling baby, lulled by the rhythm of the water, looks liable to slide right off the mother’s lap. This slight awkwardness is a result of the boat’s movement, and the glances of the mother and child toward the boatman’s half-hidden features and back again suggest a complex, personal relationship, adding psychological tension to this pleasant excursion on a sunny afternoon.

Details:

  • 80% Combed Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane.
  • Made in Portugal using the most advanced craftsmanship to produce the finest seamless socks.
  • Wash inside out (40ºC/100ºF max). Do not tumble dry, iron.
  • For men:
    • Large: L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (8-12)
    • Medium: M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (4½-7½)
  • For women:
    • Large:  L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (10-12½)
    • Medium:  M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (6-9½) 

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