Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) was a French Impressionist painter and a close friend of Eduoard Manet who painted primarily women and children in aristocratic settings, prefering a less abstracted style than the typical Impressionist painter. Many of her paintings also feature the sea or boats. She worked mainly in oil and watercolor, and remains one of only two popular female Impressionists, the other being the American painter Mary Cassatt, who also enjoyed painting women and children.