Berthe Morisot: Julie Manet and Her Nurse (1880) detail

Julie Manet and her Nurse, Berthe Morisot

Who Is Berthe Morisot?

Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot (January 14, 1841 – March 2, 1895) was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. She was described by Gustave Geffroy in 1894 as one of “les trois grandes dames” of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt.[1]

She was married to Eugène Manet, the brother of her friend and colleague Édouard Manet. Her mother, Marie-Joséphine-Cornélie Thomas, was the great-niece of Jean-Honoré Fragonard, one of the most prolific Rococo painters of the ancien régime.[4]

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  1. The Athenaeum, “Julie Manet and her Nurse, Berthe Morisot, (accessed June 1, 2018)
  2. Wikipedia contributors, “Berthe Morisot,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed June 1, 2018).
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