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The Glass Slipper

Accession Number
1948/1.418

Title
The Glass Slipper

Artist(s)
Jules Pascin

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1930

Medium & Support
aquatint and etching on paper

Dimensions
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
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Bulgarian (culture or style)
Cinderella
fantasy
folk tales
glass (material)
gowns
literary characters
modern and contemporary art
pumps (shoes)
shoes
stepsisters

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