Single melamine placemat featuring A Woman and Child in a Garden by Berthe Morisot, part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection.
This painting belongs to a series of works from 1883 and 1884 showing the artist’s daughter, Julie Manet, and a nurse or female companion. Morisot spent the summers of 1880 to 1884 at a house in Bougival, northwest of Paris, and also painted frequently in the Bois de Boulogne. This painting was probably created in one of these locations.
Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot (January 14, 1841 – March 2, 1895) was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. She was described by Gustave Geffroy in 1894 as one of "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt.