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and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture; and Sylvie Patry, chief curator/ deputy director for curatorial affairs and collections at the Musée d'Orsay, and consulting curator at the Barnes Foundation. STUDIO TALES In her delicious memoir Some of My Lives, the late art historian Rosamond Bernier recalls a visit to Morisot's daughter, Julie Manet, who was living in her parents' quarters — a veritable Impressionists' paradise, with stacks of canvases and memories of Morisot and her friends who all hung out there: Degas, Monet, Renoir, and, of course, Édouard Manet, who was Julie's uncle. Bernier writes: "Julie told me that her mother as a young woman was very pretty and always elegant. When the fashion was for elaborate bustles, she ignored it. When other women wore little black boots with white dresses, she ignored that too. Even when she sprained her ankle, she went on wearing her favorite little pink silk slippers … Berthe Morisot never ran after famous men, her daughter told me. They came to her, is if magnetized." Bernier, whose lectures at the Metropolitan made her famous in later life, continues: "One time, when I came to visit Julie Manet, she showed me some of her mother's sketchbooks. They were full of rapid, evocative drawings … As for the studio, I learned, it was often the extension of the drawing room or dining room or vice versa, whence many a quick chance of decor resulted … Berthe Morisot adored her only child and painted and drew her at every stage of her young life. Berthe was particularly fond of the Bois de Boulogne, which was near her house. Often its trees, its lake with ducks and swans, were the background for the paintings and sketches of little Julie's outings." As Bernier's volume illuminates, when Morisot passed away at only 54 in 1895 — perhaps one reason she has been underappreciated in the modern era — it was her painting colleagues Degas, Monet, and Renoir, and the poet Mallarmé who came together to organize her memorial exhibition. SAVE THESE DATES Catch "Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist" at the DMA, February 24 through May 26, 2019. SUSAN SHANNON Vice President 214.796.8744 Susan Shannon sells Wyly Estate in 103 DAYS. One of the most iconic mansions in Highland Park. 3905 BEVERLY DRIVE, HIGHLAND PARK

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