Morisot, "Le berceau (The Cradle)"

1872
Oil on canvas
22 x 18 in. (56 x 46 cm)
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

"Morisot sometimes leaves the fields and shores, and nothing is both more true and tender than the young mother - admittedly rather badly dressed - who leans over the cradle where a rosy child falls asleep, just visible through the pale cloud of muslin."
Jean Prouvaire [Pierre Toloza], Le Rappel, 20 April 1874

"Morisot exhibited her Mere pres du berceau de son enfant and Femme assise dans un pre et lisant, which also deserve praise."
Leon de Lora [Felix Pothey], Le Gaulois, 18 April 1874