In 1860 after making the decision of wanting to paint in nature, Morisot was passed on to study with Corot. He took on the role of mentor to Morisot and her sister, eventually becoming a close friend of the family. The summer of 1861 was spent with Corot at the Ville d’Avray, developing her style that contained attributes similar to Corot’s. Morisot’s Thatched Cottages has an indisputable resemblance to Corot’s approach. In 1864 when Morisot exhibited Souvenir Au Bord de L’Oise at the Salon, she was compared to Corot. She did not receive this acknowledgement well.
The Sisters, 1869