The Glass Slipper

Accession Number

The Glass Slipper

Jules Pascin

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
aquatint and etching on paper

13 13/16 in x 10 in (35.08 cm x 25.4 cm);26 1/8 in x 19 13/16 in (66.36 cm x 50.32 cm);28 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (71.28 cm x 56.04 cm);13 13/16 in x 10 in (35.08 cm x 25.4 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
This print is part of Pascin's Cinderella Series. There are variations of the Cinderella folk tale in a number of culures around the world. In this scene, Cinderella tries on the glass slipper that she lost at the ball, identifying her as the chosen partner of the prince. 

Physical Description
In the foreground of this pastel print, a woman wearing a formal gown holds up her dress as a man in breeches, bends in front of her to help her try on a heeled shoe. There are two women behind her in matching gowns. The women trying on the shoe is quite content, the others all seem to be scowling. 

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Bulgarian (culture or style)
folk tales
glass (material)
literary characters
modern and contemporary art
pumps (shoes)

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