Berthe Morisot drawing, with her daughter (Berthe Morisot dessinant, avec sa fille)

Maker

(artist)
1841-1895

(etcher)
1841-1895

Title

Berthe Morisot drawing, with her daughter (Berthe Morisot dessinant, avec sa fille)

Date of Production

1889

Medium

Etching

Dimensions

Height: 19 cm
Width: 13.8 cm

Accession Number

G.1978.PG.71

Mode of Acquisition

Count Antoine Seilern, bequest, 1978

Credit

The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)

Location

Not currently on display

Keywords





Label Text

Morisot concentrated much of her attention on domestic or family scenes, frequently depicting the childhood of her daughter, Julie. In this tender portrayal of mother and daughter, Morisot focuses on the proximity of their heads, using drypoint (scratching directly into the plate) to highlight their hair and eyes and to draw attention to their gazes, hers towards the viewer, Julie’s on her mother’s drawing. Morisot’s airy treatment marks her as a major exponent of Impressionist printmaking.

Provenance

Purchased by Count Antoine Seilern from the Marlborough Gallery in 1959; Princes Gate Bequest 1978

Exhibition History

Women Impressionists, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 27/06/2024-06/10/2024

Rediscover: Eva Gonzales, Hugh Lane Art Gallery, Dublin, 01/06/2022-18/09/2022; National Gallery, London, 20/10/2022-15/01/2023

Courtauld Connects Regional Programme, Ulster Museum, Belfast, 13/11/2020-16/05/2021 ...More

Impressions of Modern Life: Prints from the Courtauld Gallery, Royal Holloway College, Egham, Surrey, 13/01/2020-03/04/2020

Bruegel to Freud: Prints from The Courtauld Gallery, Courtauld Gallery, London, 19/06/2014-21/09/2014

Special Display - Impressionist Prints, The Courtauld Gallery, 13/06/2008-13/10/2008 ...Less

Literature

Herring, Sarah and Emma Capron, eds., Discover Manet & Eva Gonzales, London: National Gallery 2022
fig. 8
pp. 20-22

Inscriptions

Inscription: inscription : printed : lower margin & recto : :

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