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Paintings - France

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Grapes

1893 - 1897

Plate 11. Oil on canvas | 26x39 cm

This painting won a first prize in Paris, probably at one of the monthly competitions at the Academie Julian. It had the charm and clarity of brush strokes now noticed with difficulty. Oil on canvas. 26 x 39 cm. 1893-97. France

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A Japanese Lady with a Lantern

1893 - 1900

Plate 38. Oil on board | 64x46,5 cm

This is evidently a copy of a Japanese wood-block print. It was done when the Mother was in France, most probably near the end of the nineteenth century. The painting is in a bad state and the colours are peel≠ing off. The reproduction is electronically repaired. Oil on board: 64 x 46.5 cm. C. 1893-1900. France.

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Early Study

1895

Plate 17. Oil on canvas | 59x44,5 cm

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Early Study

1895

Plate 18. Oil on canvas | 54x48 cm

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Early Study

1895

Plate 19. Oil on canvas | 54x44 cm

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Portrait of a Loving Friend

1897

Plate 29. Oil on ivory | 9,5x6,5 cm

This portrait of Mme Valentine is done on a small piece of ivory. The Mother presented it to Ms. Maggi Lidchi, one of her disciples, in whom she recognised a reincarnation of her friend. Mme Valentine, a close friend of the Motherís during her days in the art studio, died in childbirth just before the Motherís son, Andre, was born.

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An Early Portrait

1897

Plate 42. Oil on canvas

Recently found in the private collection of Dr. Lapey≠sonnie in France

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A Landscape with Church Tower

1897 - 1908

Plate 5. Oil on board | 15x20,5 cm

This painting was executed at Taverns near the country home of the Morissets in Beaugency on the Loire. It has deteriorated and the freshness of the colours ia lost

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A Chair

1897 - 1908

Plate 6. Oil on board | 21x13 cm

A painting done in the studio of Abel Faivre, a famous caricaturist

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Two White Vases

1897 - 1908

Plate 7. Oil on board | 13,5x21 cm

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An Interior with a Vase

1897 - 1908

Plate 8. Oil on board | 14,5x20,5 cm

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An Interior

1897 - 1908

Plate 9. Oil on board | 21,5x14 cm

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An Interior

1897 - 1908

Plate 10. Oil on board | 21,5x13 cm

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The Studio of an Artist

1897 - 1908

Plate 13. Oil on canvas | 44,5x45 cm

This painting was done in the studio of Charles Duvent, a painter. It has darkened so much that the colour reproduction is only as good as a black and white reproduction. It is being reproduced for its documentary value

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A Room in a Castle

1897 - 1908

Plate 14. Oil on board | 18x26 cm

Probably a room in the Chateau de Beaugency. The colours have deteriorated

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The Hearth

1897 - 1908

Plate 15. Oil on board | 17x13 cm

The colours have cracked and have made furrows

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Interior of a Library

1897 - 1908

Plate 16. Oil on canvas | 50x40 cm

It seems this was done in the Musee de CIuny, Paris. The painting has darkened so much that the reproduction is not clear. The colours are also peeling off. There is some doubt about its authorship. The reproduction in this was done after restoration, but is not true to the colours of the original. The damaged painting, before restoration, is shown in black and white at the end

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Mural in the Church at Pau

1898

Plate 40

This mural in the church at Pau, a town in the south of France, is signed OH Morisset 1898". The lower part of the painting was done by the Mother. The painting depicts a battle between Christians and Moors. Saint James of Compostela, patron saint of the church, appears on a white horse

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Lady on the Staircase

1903

Plate 2. Oil on canvas | 50x44,5 cm

"This is the interior of the Manoir de Cantepie in Normandy, France. I spent some time there and did some paintings" (Mother India, Jan. 1983, p.22.)

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Interior with Bright Vases

1903

Plate 3. Oil on canvas | 45,5x62 cm

The painting has darkened so much that no proper reproduction is possible. Nothing of the original colours and detailed work can seen

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Andre

1903

Plate 28. Oil on board | 11,5x10,5 cm

Portrait of the Motherís son, Andre Morisset, when he was four or five years old

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A Vision

1903 - 1908

Plate 23. Oil on board | 13x21 cm

The Mother said she did this painting in France and did not have time to finish it

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Shoulders

1903 - 1908

Plate 25. Oil on board | 14,5x11 cm

This is a fine example of the Motherís paintings done in France

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Sleeping Woman

1903 - 1908

Plate 26. Oil on canvas | 65x65 cm

This painting is badly peeling off as is evident from the lower end of the reproduction. A fine work in the impressionist style

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A Musicianís Room

1904

Plate 4. Oil on canvas | 58,5x71 cm

Interior of the house of the composer Camille Erlanger. The colours have lost their original charm.

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A Friendís Garden

1905

Plate 12. Oil on board | 13,5x18 cm

The Mother is reported to have said that while meditating in this garden, she had the experience of identity with the earth. The garden may be that of Themanlys in Courseulles, Normandy. The colours of the painting have deteriorated

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La Console

Circa 1905

Plate 43

Reproduced from the catalogue of the 1905 exhibition of the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts. The original painting has not been traced

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Andre as a Postman

1908

Plate 27. Oil on board | 23,5x13,5 cm

The Motherís son in a postmanís dress. He was about ten years old when this painting was done

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