(b. 1841, Bourges, d. 1895, Paris)

Chasing Butterflies

Oil on canvas, 46 x 56 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Berthe Morisot enjoyed a lengthy and successful career. Free of material worries, though not of the duties of a wife and mother, she was able essentially as she pleased. Her paintings, which became increasingly unstrained in style, were predominantly impressions of happy family life or togetherness, or of the cultured, stylish life of her family and friends.

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