Berthe Morisot’s family (49)
La musica
Music had already been very much a part of the lives of the young Morisot sisters Yves, Edma and Berthe. Here we see the next generation studying their instruments.
Both Morisot and Renoir painted Jeannie Gobillard play the piano with Julie watching. In the other paintings, Julie plays the mandolin and the violin.

Berthe Morisot, Le Piano (The Piano), 1888 c. Pastel on canvas, 64 x 80 cm. Private collection
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jeunes filles au piano (), 1892. Oil on canvas, 116 x 90 cm. Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Berthe Morisot, Fillette à la mandoline (Girl Playing the Mandolin),1890. Oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm. Private collection
Berthe Morisot, La mandoline (The Mandolin), 1889. Oil on canvas, 55 x 57 cm.Private collection
Berthe Morisot, L’étude du violion (Studying the Violin), 1893. 41 x 33 cm. Private collection
Berthe Morisot, Julie au violon (Julie Playing a Violinà, 1893. Oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cm. Private collection