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The Mother and Sister of the Artist (Reading).
c.1869-70. Oil on canvas. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
The Mother and Sister of the Artist
the work was prepared for the Salon. She asked Manet
to come to her studio to give a criticism. He was delighted with the picture, but suggested a few changes and then seized the brush and spent the afternoon retouching it. While Manet was working, the van to take the picture to the Salon arrived, and Bertha Morisot, though she was angry, could do nothing but send the painting as it was