Repose (Berthe Morisot).
1869-1870. Oil on canvas. Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. More. [Order a Print]
(1841-1895) French painter, daughter of a top civil servant and a great-niece of the rococo painter Fragonard
. In 1864, exhibited her first landscapes in the Salon. In 1868, became friends with Manet, who gave her advice and painted in several works (e.g. Repose
, The Balcony
). In December 1874, she married Manet’s brother, Eugène. She participated in all Impressionists exhibitions and made an important contribution to Impressionism