DATE: March 31 to September 10, 2023

LOCATION: Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

At the end of this week, Dulwich Picture Gallery (London), in partnership with Musée Marmottan Monet (Paris), will be hosting the Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism. It will be the first major exhibition of the Impressionist since 1950 in the United Kingdom. It will bring together around 30 of Morisot’s masterpieces from around the world.

Berthe Morisot (1841 – 1895) was a French painter and a member of the Impressionists. She is known for her domestic scenes of family, children, and ladies as well as her depictions of intimate scenes from a feminine viewpoint.

Some of her most famous paintings are: The Artist’s Sister at a Window (1869), Portrait of the Artist’s Mother and Sister (1870), A View of Paris from the Trocadero (1871-72), The Cradle (1872), Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets (1872), Woman at her Toilette (1875), At the Ball (1875), Young Girl in a Ball Gown (1879), Summer’s Day (c.1879), and After Lunch (1881).

According to, Morisot outsold several of her fellow Impressionists, including Monet, Renoir, and Sisley during her lifetime. In 1894, the art critic Gustave Geffroy wrote that Morisot was one of “les trois grandes dames” (the three great ladies) of Impressionism.

In February 2013, Morisot became the most expensive female artist at auction, when her painting, Après le Déjeuner, 1881 (After Lunch), sold for $10.9 million at Christie’s. However, she lost this title the following year to the female artist Georgia O’Keeffe whose painting Jimson Weed/White Flower no. 1 (1932) sold at Sotheby’s New York for $44.4 million.

To book a ticket to Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism exhibition, please visit Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Berthe Morisot: Reading with Green Umbrella
Berthe Morisot: Two Sisters on a Couch
Berthe Morisot: Summer’s Day