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Eye Candy for Today: Morisot double portrait

The Mother and Sister of the Artist, Berthe Morisot
The Mother and Sister of the Artist, Berthe Morisot

In the National Gallery of Art, DC. There is also a reasonably large version, though less true in color, on Wikipaintings.

The figure of the artist’s mother shows the touch of Morisot’s friend and mentor, Edouard Manet, who repainted passages of the double portrait the day before submission to the Salon, because of Morisot’s worry that the painting would not be accepted.


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2 responses to “Eye Candy for Today: Morisot double portrait”

  1. Before I read your words, and as I set my eyes on the black, I knew it was credit to Manet 🙂

  2. David Avatar
    David

    Good thing there weren’t any halftones to be seen, he wouldn’t have painted them anyway!