Morisot’s sister Yves displayed unusual talent for art, although she very early abandoned it as a serious pursuit. Yves’ daughter Paule Gobillard inherited both talent and ambition. She was often to be found working with Morisot in her home and studio. When Yves died in 1893 Paule and her younger sister Jeanne moved in for a time with their aunt Berthe and their cousin Julie Manet.
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
Berthe Morisot’s family (68) Julie painting Berthe Morisot’s daughter Julie painted too, although more as a leisure activity.
Julie Manet, Paule and Jeanne Gobillard on the Beach of Dinard, 1890s. Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris Ernest Rouart, Portrait of Julie Manet, 1905. Oil on canvas. Private collection Julie Manet, Jeanne Baudot in the salon, Rue Villejust, Paris (The model and the painter, self-portrait of Julie Manet at her easel), 1900s. Oil on canvas, 51 x 61 cm. Private collection Julie Manet, Portrait of Jeanne Gobillard at a Table with a Cup and a Saucer. 1900s. Oil on canvas, 66,1 x 53,3 cm. Private collection