Berthe Morisot with a Fan.
1872. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
(1841-1895) French painter, daughter of a top civil servant and a great-niece of the rococo painter Fragonard
. In 1864, she exhibited her first landscapes in the Salon. In 1868, she became friends with Manet, who gave her advice and painted her in several works (Repose
, The Balcony
). In December 1874, she married Manet's brother, Eugène. She participated in all of the Impressionists' exhibitions and made an important contribution to the development of Impressionist "theory"