Berthe Morisot A Retrospective

Around the time when Impressionism emerged in France in the late 19th century, women were not given sufficient opportunities to receive formal art education. It was under such social condition that Berthe Morisot showed her work at the first Impressionist exhibition and began developing her delicate style.
She later married Eugene Manet, the brother of the master Impressionist Edouard Manet. As she entered domestic life, her subject matters began leaning more toward those personally close to her, including her daughter Julie and plants in her garden. Regardless, she continued to grow as a professional painter and improve the quality of her work.

Female painters who flourished during the Impressionist era have remained in the shadows of the great masters and still do not received wide recognition today. Berthe Morisot studied under Camille Corot and led the Impressionist movement alongside Degas and Renoir. This exhibition introduces the art world and life of this female painter without whom the genre of Impressionism could not be fully discussed.

Exhibition Details

From September 15th (Sat.) to November 25th (Sun.), 2007
(closed Mondays except September 17th, 24th,October 1st and 8th)
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
10:00-20:00 (Fridays, Admittance by 19:30)
Adults: 1,000yen (800yen)
University & High School Students: 600 yen (500yen)
Senior Citizens (65 years and more): 800yen
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
Nihon Keizai Shimbun,Inc.
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Patronized by
L' Ambassade France au Japon
Cooperation with
Japan Airlines
Planned by
APT International Inc.


Dreaming Julie
1894/Private collection
The Lilac at Maurecourt
1874/Private collection
The Play with the sand
1882/Private collection
The Fable
1883/Private collection