Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot was born on January 14, 1841, in Bourges, France, into a privileged family. Her folks were hitched in 1835 when her mom, Marie Cornelie Thomas, was 16. Their two daughters which were born before Berthe were, Marie Elisabeth Yves and Marie Edma Caroline. Tiburce, their son was born somewhere around 1845-1848. Her dad, Edme Tiburce Morisot, was a high-positioning government worker in the French government. He had contemplated painting and engineering as a young fellow.
Her granddad was Jean-Honore Fragonard, a vital craftsman of the Rococo school, who painted refined greenhouses. Their creative impacts were a noteworthy piece of Berthe's childhood. Favored with ability for workmanship, she chose at an early age to end up a painter. For the duration of her life, Berthe's nearest relationship was with her sister Marie Edma, who was additionally a craftsman. She depended upon her more established sister as her most grounded commentator and closest companion.