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Wearing a chiffon-trimmed hat and holding a straw basket, Berthe Morisot’s young sitter waits, poised to pick flowers or fruit outdoors. The twisting backward view of the model, who was known as Cocotte, showcases Morisot’s skill in suggesting lightweight, transparent fabrics. The sumptuous layering of peach, pink, turquoise, and blue paint on Cocotte’s dress is a tour de force of color and exemplifies Morisot’s conviction that "real painters understand through the brush."

The painting is set in the green dining room of the artist’s home in Paris, with its peacock-patterned wallpaper and plate of apples sitting beside a blue Delft sugar bowl. Begun while Morisot’s husband, Eugène Manet, was ill and confined to a bedroom upstairs, the painting captures this suspended moment, caught between the stillness of a sickroom above and youthful energy and promise below.

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About Our Prints

Philadelphia Museum of Art Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.
You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.

Member Discounts

As always, members will receive their discount for all transactions processed through our Custom Prints store. Simply enter your Member ID during the checkout process and your discount will be applied.