International Art Auction

June 18, 2014

LOT 71

Lot 71

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)
Lot 71 Details
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), French


Blue crayon drawing heightened with black crayon sketching lines on paper; atelier stamp lower right
Sight 12" x 9" — 30.5 x 22.9 cm.

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $6,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)
  • Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)
  • Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York; Jerrold Morris Gallery, Toronto


Reported to have been exhibited in an exhibition of drawings, pastels and paintings held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Oct./Nov. 1960.


This drawing is a preliminary sketch for the figure depicted in Morisot’s “The Bowl of Milk”. Today, the painting hangs in Monet’s home at Giverny. He purchased the painting in 1892. Theodore Robinson recorded in his diary the circumstances under which the painting was purchased by Monet in 1892.


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LOT 71

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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