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Berthe Morisot original drypoint "Jeune fille au repos"
Berthe Morisot original etching drypoint Jeune fille au repos


Item Code: 3083

Medium: original etching and drypoint. Executed in 1887, this impression on wove paper was published in 1910 for the rare first edition of "Manet & the French Impressionists" by Theodore Duret. This is a portrait of Julie Manet, who was the daughter of Berthe Morisot and Eugene Manet (the younger brother of Edouard Manet). Julie Manet was an artist herself, and as a girl she often posed for her mother, her uncle Edouard Manet and also for Renoir. The plate measures 3 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches; 78 x 119 mm. Not signed.

There were a small number of impressions issued, after which the copper plate was cancelled with two punched holes. The etching offered here is from the first edition published after the plate was cancelled. This is a lucky find, and most collectors do not object to the holes, as they do indeed demonstrate the provenance of the piece.