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Berthe Morisot

Woman at Her Toilette, 1875-1880

Oil on canvas
23 7/10 × 31 7/10 in
60.3 × 80.4 cm
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The National Gallery, London
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Collection: The Art Institute of Chicago, Stickney Fund

Collection: The Art Institute of Chicago, Stickney Fund

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Berthe Morisot
French, 1841–1895
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Impressionist Berthe Morisot studied with Barbizon School painter Camille Corot who taught her how to paint en plein air. Like Marie Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt, the other well-known female painters of her generation, Morisot avoided the urban street scenes and nude figures that male Impressionists depicted. Instead, she painted her daily experiences and observations, focusing on boating scenes, garden settings, domestic interiors, and portraits of family and friends that convey the comfort and intimacy of family life. She exhibited her work alongside Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley, and married painter Édouard Manet’s brother Eugène.

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Collection: The Art Institute of Chicago, Stickney Fund

Collection: The Art Institute of Chicago, Stickney Fund

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© The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Berthe Morisot
French, 1841–1895
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Impressionist Berthe Morisot studied with Barbizon School painter Camille Corot who taught her how to paint en plein air. Like Marie Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt, the other well-known female painters of her generation, Morisot avoided the urban street scenes and nude figures that male Impressionists depicted. Instead, she painted her daily experiences and observations, focusing on boating scenes, garden settings, domestic interiors, and portraits of family and friends that convey the comfort and intimacy of family life. She exhibited her work alongside Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley, and married painter Édouard Manet’s brother Eugène.

Berthe Morisot

Woman at Her Toilette, 1875-1880

Oil on canvas
23 7/10 × 31 7/10 in
60.3 × 80.4 cm
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