About This Artwork

Berthe Morisot
French, 1841-1895

Forêt de Compiègne, 1885

Oil on canvas
21 3/8 x 25 1/2 in. (54.2 x 64.8 cm)
Estate stamp lower right: Berthe Morisot

Bequest of Estelle McCormick, 1978.422

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Berthe Morisot, 1896, cat. 135.

Geneva, Galerie Motte, Exposition Berthe Morisot, June 12 - 30, 1951, cat. 12.

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art / Kimbell Art Museum / Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Berthe Morisot: Impressionist, September 6 - November 29, 1987 / December 12, 1987 - February 21, 1988 / March 14 - May 9, 1988, cat. 61 (ill.).

Paris, France, Marmottan-Monet Museum, Berthe Morisot: 1841-1895, March 7- July 1, 2012. cat. 58.

Publication History

M.-L. Bataille and G. Wildenstein, Berthe Morisot (Paris, 1961), p. 35, no. 183, fig. 191.

Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Parke Burnet Galleries, New York, auction cat., April 17, 1969, under lot 125.

A. Clairet, D. Montalant, and Y. Rouart, Berthe Morisot 1841 - 1895 Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre Peint (Paris, 1997), no. 187.

Marianne Mathieu, Berthe Morisot: 1841-1895, exh. cat. (Yale UP, 2012), p, 168, cat. 58.

Ownership History

Mme Ernest Rouart (née Julie Manet, the artist’s daughter, died 1966), Paris. E. and A. Silberman Galleries, Inc., New York; sold Sotheby’s Parke & Bernet, New York, April 17, 1969, lot 125 (ill.) to Estelle P. McCormick, Philadelphia; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1978.




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