The Port of Nice

One of a number of paintings of the Port of Nice by the French Impressionist Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), this painting depicts the port as a background for a single sailboat. Morisot and her husband Eugene Manet, Edouard Manet’s brother, spent at least one of their winters in a hotel along the waterway. This is one of several paintings which depict the bright sunlit waters of the port and the many ships that traveled to and from the port.

Learn more about Morisot and her influence on the other great French Impressionists in our biography of Berthe Morisot.