International Art Auction

June 18, 2014

LOT 71
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)
  • Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)
  • Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)
  • Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

71

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), French

THE BOWL OF MILK, 1890

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 ?

About artist/note:

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.

Literature:

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

Provenance:

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