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Born in a prosperous family, Édouard Manet was interested in art since his early years. Without the support of his parents, Auguste Manet and Eugénie-Desirée Fournier, he found in his uncle Edmond Fournie the encouragement that he needed to pursue his dream, taking him to the Louvre to see the old masters and study.
He was an apprentice of the laureate Thomas Couture for six years, with whom he learned the basics of the painting. Manet made several travels through Europe, absorbing knowledge and being inspired by some of the greatest artists of the era, with a special mention to Goya, Frans Hals, and Diego Velázquez.
His first canvas fit with the Realism style, but despite the success in that field, he began to paint with more relaxed and broad strokes. Édouard had a preference for painting normal people, including beggars, singers, and gypsies. The controversial artist produced and enraged many with his unconventional art, being rejected at salons and receiving multiple acid critics. At the same time, he was celebrated and considered one of the starting points for the Impressionist movement.
Manet painted some of the most magnificent works of art of all time. He died young, in 1883, and was able to create more than 400 paintings becoming one of the most influential artists of the industrial era.
Considered a masterpiece, Berthe Morisot Holding a Bunch of Violets displays his sister in law, Berthe. Édouard painted Morisot's portrait multiple times, as she was one of the artists that most influenced his work and was a close friend.
Painted after the Franco-Prussian War, Manet made several black-clad portraits of his friend Morisot, with the intent to study shades of black. Berthe's face is slightly lit on one side so she can be partially illuminated, which was unusual of the artist's style. He made a similar work of art of his mother in 1863, mourning.
The oil painting was well received by the artistic community, and it was sold or given to Théodore Duret, journalist and art critic. In the following years, Berthe Morisot bought the painting from Duret, and it remained in the family until 1998 when the Musée d'Orsay purchased the canvas, with the patronage of the Fonds du Patrimoine, China Times Group, the Meyer Foundation, and a project coordinated by the Japanese newspaper, The Nikkei.
Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Berthe Morisot Holding a Bunch of Violets 1872, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Berthe Morisot Holding a Bunch of Violets 1872 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.