Morisot, "Marine"

Now known as The Harbor at Lorient
1869
Oil on canvas
17 1/2 x 28 3/4 in. (43.5 x 73 cm)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

"Berthe Morisot is certainly not a perfect artist. However, there are many admirable instincts in the way the pink border of a muslin scarf is arranged next to a blue or green umbrella, and what a lovely vagueness [there is] in the distance at sea where the tiny points of masts tilt!"
Jean Prouvaire [Pierre Toloza], Le Rappel, 20 April 1874