A student of Corot and muse of Manet, Berthe Morisot was the first woman Impressionist and one of the main members of the group alongside Monet, Renoir, Degas and Pissarro. Unlike her colleagues, however, she sold relatively few works, which is why her art is relatively little represented in museums. The Musée Marmottan Monet is an exception in this respect. By the will of the artist’s descendants, it houses the world’s leading collection of her work, recording her artistic development through Normandy landscapes, seascapes around Nice, gardens in bloom and “young girls in flower.” Her taste for light colours and pastel and her skilled draughtsmanship and freedom of handling were much admired by her fellow artists. With 25 oil paintings, 75 watercolours and numerous pastels and drawings, this unique ensemble offers a comprehensive vision of this great master’s work.