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Le Petit Saint-Jean

Le Petit Saint-Jean


Berthe Morisot

(French, 1841-1895)


Gift of Mrs. Lewis B. Williams 1975.83


In the spring of 1890 Morisot and her husband, Eugène Manet, rented a house with a garden overlooking the Seine River in the countryside of Mézy. Morisot worked in the attic studio. A young boy from the village served as the model for this pastel, one of several studies for a full-length painting of Saint John the Baptist with his cross, which has not survived.

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