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Young Girl Holding a Basket

A work made of pastel on pink laid paper with red fibrous inclusions (pieced at bottom), stretched and edge mounted on a honeycomb paper panel.
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  • A work made of pastel on pink laid paper with red fibrous inclusions (pieced at bottom), stretched and edge mounted on a honeycomb paper panel.

Date:

1891

Artist:

Berthe Morisot
French, 1841–1895

About this artwork

This large-scale drawing is a study for the painting The Cherry Tree (1891, Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris). The model is Berthe Morisot’s niece, Jeanne Gobillard, who lifts a basket to gather fruit. The light passages of yellow pastel suggest patches of sunlight reflecting off her hat, hair, and dress. The pink paper Morisot used adds additional luminosity to this outdoor scene.

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Artist

Berthe Morisot

Title

Young Girl Holding a Basket

Origin

France

Date

Made 1891

Medium

Pastel on pink laid paper with red fibrous inclusions (pieced at bottom), stretched and edge mounted on a honeycomb paper panel

Dimensions

459 × 838 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.989

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