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Berthe Morisot


Berthe Morisot

(b Bourges, Cher, 14 Jan 1841; d Paris, 2 March 1895).

French painter and printmaker. As the child of upper middle-class parents, Marie-Joséphine-Cornélie and Edme Tiburce Morisot, she was expected to be a skilled amateur artist and was thus given appropriate schooling. In 1857 she attended drawing lessons with Geoffroy-Alphonse Chocarne ( fl 1838–57), but in 1858 she and her sister Edma left to study under Joseph-Benoît Guichard, a pupil of Ingres and Delacroix. In the same year they registered as copyists in the Louvre, copying Veronese and Rubens. The sisters were introduced to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot in 1861 and took advice from him and subsequently from his pupil, Achille-François Oudinot (1820–91). Through these artists they became familiar with current debates on naturalism and began to work en plein air, painting at Pontoise, Normandy and Brittany (e.g. Thatched Cottage in Normandy, 1865; priv. col.).



Mme. Pontillon
Musée du Louvre, Paris


The Little Girl from Nice


A Summer's Day


After Luncheon


Julie Playing a Violin


Little Girl with a Doll




The Village at Maurecourt


Eugene Manet on the Isle of Wight


Hide and Seek


On the Lawn
Musée du Petit Palais, Paris

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