The Forest of Compiègne: Berthe Morisot

The Forest of Compiègne: Berthe Morisot

The Forest of Compiègne (Forêt de Compiègne) is an 1885 painting in the Impressionist style by the leading female French artist Berthe Morisot. This work is located in the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

The Forest of Compiègne is a historic forest located in the Picardy region of northern France, near the town of Compiègne. It is known for its rich history, natural beauty, and cultural significance.

The forest covers an area of approximately 14,000 hectares (35,000 acres) and is one of the largest state-owned forests in France. It is characterized by its diverse landscapes, including dense woodlands, open meadows, and picturesque ponds.

The Forest of Compiègne has played a significant role in French history. It was a favored hunting ground for French monarchs, including Louis XIV and Napoleon Bonaparte.

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