Young Woman Knitting

Artist: Berthe Morisot (French, Bourges 1841–1895 Paris)

Date: ca. 1883

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 23 5/8 in. (50.2 x 60 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967

Accession Number: 67.187.89

Description

Morisot, who exhibited with the Impressionists between 1874 and 1886, painted a number of figures out-of-doors in which she tried to achieve the same informal and spontaneous appearance as her watercolors and pastels. The light palette and the modelling of form through touches of color in this work of about 1883 are characteristic.

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