Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902)

Artist Name Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902)
Title Portrait of a Seated Lady
Description This lovely pencil and charcoal drawing is attributed to circle of French noted artist Jacques Joseph Tissot. Created around 1880 the drawing is of a woman relaxing on a reclining chair outdoors, lost in contemplation or admiring the view. There is lovely detail in her face and it is a very sympathetic drawing of the sitter.
Provenance Sussex estate.
Medium Charcoal/pencil on paper
Size 28 x 22 inches
Frame Housed in an gilt gallery frame 34 inches by 28 inches and in good condition
Condition Good condition.
Biography Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902) anglicized as James Tissot, was a French painter and illustrator. He was a successful painter of Paris society before moving to London in 1871. He became famous as a genre painter of fashionably dressed women shown in various scenes of everyday life. He also painted scenes and characters from the Bible. After receiving a religious education, Tissot went to Paris at age 19 to study art. In 1859 he exhibited at the Salon (an official exhibition sponsored by the French government). Turning from his rather anguished early works to modern genre paintings and stylish portraits, he quickly became successful in the Paris art world. He fought in the Franco-German War (1870–71), later associating himself with the Paris Commune; in its aftermath he fled to London (May 1871). There he began to rebuild his career, establishing residence in St. John’s Wood, London. During that period he made many etchings, dry-points, and mezzotints, as well as paintings. In the late 1870s he also became interested in the craft of cloisonné enameling. Occasionally traveling abroad, he made London his home until November 1882, when his Irish mistress died.Tissot returned to Paris. In 1885, after a mystical experience, he determined to illustrate a life of Christ. He took a number of trips to the Holy Land and produced some 350 watercolours of New Testament subjects, which were published in two volumes.
Price £2600
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