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Berthe Morisot
The Drawing Lesson

1882

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"The Drawing Lesson" is an original drypoint print by early impressionist artist Berthe Morisot. The piece depicts one woman drawing, presumably from a figure or still life that she gazes at, and another looking on. 7 3/8" x 5 1/2" art 17 1/4" x 15 3/8" frame 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. In 1864, she exhibited for the first time in the highly esteemed Salon de Paris. Sponsored by the government, and judged by Academicians, the Salon was the official, annual exhibition of the Académie des beaux-arts in Paris. Her work was selected for exhibition in six subsequent Salon until, in 1874, she joined the "rejected" Impressionists in the first of their own exhibitions, which included Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley. It was held at the studio of the photographer Nadar. She was married to Eugène Manet, the brother of her friend and colleague Édouard Manet.

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 17.25 in. x W 15.375 in.

    H 43.82 cm x W 39.06 cm

  • Gallery location
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Reference number
    LU60532210113
  • Seller reference number
    1133d

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