Peasant Girl Among Tulips

Julie Manet1890

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Dixon Gallery and Gardens


  • Title: Peasant Girl Among Tulips
  • Creator: Julie Manet
  • Date: 1890
  • Location: Mézy, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 9 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches
  • Description: In 1890, twelve-year-old Julie Manet accompanied her parents Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet on an extended visit to the small French town of Mézy northwest of Paris. On this trip, young Julie often followed her mother on sketching excursions in the countryside, including the trip where Morisot painted a young peasant girl named Gabrielle Dufour. While her mother sketched and then painted this hardworking young woman, Julie sat nearby and sketched the girl herself, using colored pencils to create a scene almost identical to that of her mother. Employing the same technique of quickly applying soft color in bold strokes, the Impressionist progeny proved her inherent talent and sensitivity to subtle changes in color seen that made her mother so successful as an artist.
  • Provenance: Gift of Bill Scott
  • Type: Drawings
  • Rights: Dixon Gallery and Gardens. For Terms and Conditions for use of this image please contact the Registrar at 901-761-5250.
  • Medium: Colored pencils on paper