top of page

Julie and Laerte

Her diary is one of the sources of inspiration for the "Berthe Morisot and Stéphane Mallarmé" conference.

Julie Manet, daughter of Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet, brother of Édouard, poses for her mother with her dog Laerte. On this painting, the young girl is fifteen years old.

Berthe Morisot - Julie Manet et sa chienne Laerte. 1893. Musée Marmottan Monet. Paris
Berthe Morisot - Julie Manet et sa chienne Laerte. 1893. Musée Marmottan Monet. Paris

When her father died in 1892, Stéphane Mallarmé became her guardian, at the request of Berthe Morisot. The latter died in turn while treating her daughter's flu in 1895,

Berthe Morisot. Eugène Manet et Julie dans le jardin de Bougival. 1891. Musée Marmottan Monet. Paris
Berthe Morisot. Eugène Manet et Julie dans le jardin de Bougival. 1891. Musée Marmottan Monet. Paris

Julie Manet married in May 1900 the artist Ernest Rouart, son of the painter Henri Rouart during a joint ceremony where her cousin Jeannie Gobillard married the writer and poet Paul Valéry.

Ernest Rouart, Julie Manet, Paul Valery, Jeannie Gobillard
Ernest Rouart, Julie Manet, Paul Valery, Jeannie Gobillard

Julie Manet is an accomplished artist, she paints, she plays the violin, she writes.

Julie Manet. Portrait de Jeannie Gobillard. Collection privée
Julie Manet. Portrait de Jeannie Gobillard. Collection privée

Until her death in 1966, she devoted her life to celebrating her Impressionist friends, and of course her mother, Berthe Morisot, whose first catalog raisonné of her works she managed to publish in 1961.


In his art history lectures, Fabrice Roy combines the past with the present, in a poetic and playful evocation of the French 19th century...



Comments


bottom of page