"I agree with you that the Morisots are delightful," Edouard Manet wrote to fellow artist Henri Fantin-Latour after meeting them. "What a shame they aren't men. Nonetheless, they might, as women, serve the cause of painting by each marrying an Academician."
[After the third Impressionist exhibition a critic from Le Temps declared that "there is only one Impressionist... Berthe Morisot." Nonetheless, her death certificate noted that she had "no occupation."]