The Jetty, Isle of Wight (Translation)
La Jetée (Primary Title)

Berthe Morisot, French, 1841 - 1895 (Artist)

1875
French
oil on canvas
Unframed: 9 1/2 × 20 1/4 in. (24.13 × 51.44 cm)
Framed: 14 1/2 × 25 1/4 in. (36.83 × 64.14 cm)
83.41
Not on view
This painting, completed during Morisot’s 1875 trip to England’s Isle of Wight, probably represents the area known as West Cowes. A contemporary critic for L’Echo universal wrote, “Several of her canvases represent views of the Isle of Wight and it is impossible not to recognize it; when you look at them quickly, blinking your eyes, the greenery, sky, the houses of England are there before us. You should not, for example, come closer nor look at details; the illusion disappears and you find yourself in the presence of monstrous beings, incoherent dabs and crazy perspective.” An avid collector, Victor Choquest, whose portrait by Cézanne is also in the Mellon collection, purchased this painting in 1879.
Signed lower left: "Berthe Morisot"
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Clairet, Alain, et al. Berthe Morisot, 1841-1895: Catalogue Raisonne de L'oeuvre Peint. Collection Le Catalogue Cera-Nrs Editions, 1997. p. 71, 102, B&W illus. 140.
2019-2020: "Van Gogh Monet Degas, The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts", Palazzo Zabarella, Padua, Italy, October 26, 2019 - March 1, 2020

2019: Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN, February 2 - May 5, 2019

2018-2019: "Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts", The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, March 17 - July 15, 2018; Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 22 - September 22, 2019

2012: "Berthe Morisot: 1841-1985", Musée Marmottan Monet - Académie des Beaux-Arts, Institut de France, Paris, France, March 6 - July 29, 2012.

2008: "Women Impressionists: Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzalès, Marie Bracquemond", California Palace of the Legion of Honor, June 21-Sept. 21, 2008

2001: "Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890", (National Gallery, London, November 1 - January 28, 2001; Van Gogh Museums, Amsterdam, March 2 - May 20, 2001; Clark Art Institute, June 17 - September 9, 2001; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, June 16- September 8, 2001)

1987: "Berthe Morisot, Impressionist" Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and National Gallery of Art, September 6 – November 29, 1987.

1985: "French Marine Painting of the Nineteenth Century, Museum of Fine Arts", St. Petersburg, FL, March 16-May 5, 1985

1929: "Berthe Morisot," Galerie Berheim-Jeune, Paris, 1929, No. 25

1905: Londres, Grafton Galleries, no. 164

1902: "Berthe Morisot," Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1902, No. 53

1892: "Berthe Morisot," Galerie Bussod et Valadon, Paris 1892, No. 14

1876: "Deuxième Exposition des Impressionistes," Paris, 1876
Colleen Yarger and Michael R. Taylor, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2018 ) pp. 53, color illus. no 40, pp. 53.

Kang, Cindy, Marianne Mathieu, Nicole R. Myers, Sylvie Patry,
and Bill Scott. Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist. New York: Rizzoli Electa, a Division of Rizzoli International Publications, 2018. p. 195, Color illus., fig. 4, pg. 68.

Reinhard-Felice, Mariantonia, et. Al. Victor Chocquet, Ami et collectionneur des impressionnistes: Renoir, Cezanne, Monet, Manet. Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 2015. Color ill., thumbnail, pp. 233, fig. 148.

Pierre Pinchon, Michèle Moyne, Emmanuelle Amiot-Saulnier, Marianne Mathieu, Berthe Morisot (Vanves, France: Hazan, 2012) color ill. no. 9, p. 73, Cat. entry p. 72, [as The Pier, 1871-75].

Max Hollein and Ingrid Pfeiffer, eds., Women Impressionists ex. cat. (Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, in asso. with Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfort, 2008) p. 305, color ill. p. 76. [as “On the Beach”]

Lukas Gloor and Marco Goldin, eds., Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection Zurich
Keiko Sakagami, Morisot [Vol. 6 of Master of Western Art Series] (Tokyo: Shogakukan, Inc., 2006) pp. 61-62, color ill. (Zurich: Linea d’ombra Libri Conegliano and Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection, 2005) p. 106, b&w ill. fig. 2.

Richard R. Brettell, Impressionism Painting Quickly in France 1860-1890 exhibition catalogue (Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, in association with Yale University Press) pp. 156-157, cat. no. 101, color ill. p. 156 (also shown in accompanying video, postcard book, miniprint and slide set), 2000.

Peter Campbell, Review: "At the National Gallery", London Review of Books, 2 November 2000. B&w illus.

Charles F. Stuckey and William P. Scott, with Suzanne G. Lindsay, Berthe Morisot, Impressionist, exhibition catalogue, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and National Gallery of Art, 1987. b&w illus. fig. 89, cat no. 28.

Michael Milkovich, French Marine Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, 1985, no. 17, pp. 10, 25, b&w illus. p. 44.

Pinkney L. Near, French Paintings: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon in the Virginia museum of Fine Arts (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Richmond), 1985. p., 66, fig. 31, p. 67.

Sotheby & Co., Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London, December 4 1968, Lot 19, p. 41, color illus. p. 40.

Mary Louise Bataille and Georges Wildenstein, Berthe Morisot, Paris: Les Beaux Arts, 1961, no. 55, fig. 109.

Denis Rouart, Berthe Morisot (Paris: Les Editions Braun & Cie, 1940) illus. fig. 6 .

Connoisseur, novembre 1968, no.681, rep.

Clairet, Alain, et al. Berthe Morisot, 1841-1895: Catalogue Raisonne de L'oeuvre Peint. Collection Le Catalogue Cera-Nrs Editions, 1997. p. 71, 102, B&W illus. 140.

V.Pica, Gli Impressionnisti Francesi, Bergame, 1908 , p. 158. (as cited in catalogue raisonne)

V. Pica, "Artisti Contemporanei : Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt", in Emporium, no. 81, juliet 1907, p. 9, rep. (as cited in catalogue raisonne)

Th. Duret, Histoire des Peintres Impressionnistes, Paris, 1906, p. 163, rep. (as cited in catalogue raisonne)
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