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Girl on a Divan
Berthe Morisot

Morisot was always remarkably free in her distinctive handling of paint, the canvas animated here by vivid, quick touches of colour.

The sitter was probably a paid model, but her frank and direct gaze suggests a friendship between sitter and artist. Morisot's daughter later dated this work to 1885.

Key facts
Artist Berthe Morisot
Artist dates 1841 - 1895
Full title Girl on a Divan
Date made about 1885
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 61 x 50.2 cm
Inscription summary Stamped
Acquisition credit On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by the Hon. Mrs A. E. Pleydell-Bouverie through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1968
Inventory number L720
Location in Gallery Room 44
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