Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)
Berthe Morisot was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. Undervalued for over a century, possibly because she was a woman, she is now considered among the first league of Impressionist painters. In 1864, she exhibited for the first time in the highly esteemed Salon de Paris.
Her grandfather was the magnificent and influential painter Honore Fragonard, she was taught by Corot, befriended Manet, etc. etc. even outselling the impressionists herself during her lifetime.
Looking at her portfolio over her lifetime it is easily seen that she painted what the other impressionists painted only marginally. She was foremost a painter of women. Many portraits of women, many portraits of women with children.
This painting was made around 1879. Along with Monet, she wholeheartedly believed in the ideas of impressionism. It's a dazzling work of broad strokes and lines of color connecting what she believed to be a treasure on earth: a woman and her child.
Julie Manet born in 1878, was the daughter and only child of Berthe Morisot and Eugene Manet, younger brother of painter Édouard Manet. She was orphaned by the time she was 16 and lived under the guardianship of Stephane Mallarme and Renoir. Throughout her life Julie posed frequently for her mother and other Impressionist artists, including Renoir and her uncle Édouard.
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Unframed Art Print Fits into a standard 8x10" frame. Image: 8" x 10"