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Berthe Morisot and the 18th Century at the Musée Marmottan

Published on , by Benoit Gaboriaud

Berthe Morisot, the great-great-niece of Fragonard? No, despite the rumors encouraged by her daughter Julie! Art historian Claire Gooden and genealogist Antoine Lefort conclusively dispel the myth with irrefutable evidence presented in this lucid exhibition.

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), after François Boucher, Apollo Revealing his Divinity... Berthe Morisot and the 18th Century at the Musée Marmottan

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), after François Boucher, Apollo Revealing his Divinity to the Shepherdess Isse, 1892, oil on canvas, 64.2 x 79.4 cm/13.5 x 31.3 in. Paris, Musée Marmottan Monet.
Musée Marmottan Monet/Studio Christian Baraja SLB

The exhibition also demonstrates that the first female Impressionist , like her peers, lived in a world influenced by the 18th-century lifestyle to the point of total immersion. “Late in his life, Monet said: "If I could take just one painting from the Louvre, it would be…
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