The Harbor at Cherbourg, 1871 (Le Port de Lorient) (Primary Title)

Berthe Morisot, French, 1841 - 1895 (Artist)

Works On Paper
pencil and watercolor
Framed: 16 5/8 × 20 5/8 × 1 1/2 in. (42.23 × 52.39 × 3.81 cm)
Sheet: 6 3/8 × 8 in. (16.19 × 20.32 cm)
Not on view
Largely known for her depictions of women and the domestic sphere, as a committed Impressionist, Morisot, also worked out of doors, as her colleagues did, drawing and painting directly from nature. This watercolor depicts the Norman port of Cherbourg and demonstrates Morisot's commitment to capturing modern life, focusing on the prosaic aspects of the harbor.
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
"Voyages en terre inconnue. Les peintres de la modernité en Cotentin (1858-1950)", Musée Thomas Henry, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France, September 25, 2020 - January 3, 2021

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