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Berthe Morisot | Personal life

Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot (1841-1895) came from an eminent family, the daughter of a government official and the great-niece of Rococo artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard.
She met her longtime friend and colleague, Édouard Manet, in 1868.
By the introduction of Manet, Morisot was married to Édouard's brother, Eugène Manet in 1874.
On November 14, 1878, she gave birth to her only child, Julie, who posed frequently for her mother and other Impressionist artists, including Renoir and her uncle Édouard.

Correspondence between Morisot and Édouard Manet shows warm affection, and Manet gave her an easel as a Christmas present.
Morisot often posed for Manet and there are several portrait paintings of Morisot such as Repose (Portrait of Berthe Morisot) and Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet.

Morisot died on March 2, 1895, in Paris, of pneumonia contracted while attending to her daughter Julie's similar illness, thus making Julie an orphan at the age of 16.
She was interred in the Cimetière de Passy.