1872. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Read Note.
Morisot, Berthe (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"