James TISSOT

A prolific painter-printer at the end of the nineteenth century, James Tissot (1836-1902) has nevertheless eluded many art history books. His recognition suffers from his own individualism. Though friends with some of the most renowned artists of the age, Tissot never formally belonged to any schools or avant-garde circles. Art historians struggle to find a place for him as the traditional labels both apply and fail to satisfy. A similar dichotomy defined the artist’s life and work. Born in France, Tissot was an anglophile, even changing his birth name Jacques-Joseph to the more English James; but throughout his stay in England, he never escaped the label “French.” The influx of Japanese prints and the innovation of photography influenced Tissot along with the most avant-garde artists of Paris; but unlike the Impressionists, Tissot insisted on an Academic finish to his paintings, which found a place in the Salons of Paris and London. The duality of his talents, character, and experiences all contributed to his unique and wide-ranging oeuvre.

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Morning
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Morning

TISSOT, James

Le Matin  (original French title) Mezzotint printed on simili-japon paper, 1886.Reference: Wentworth 82a.A very scarce, possibly unique state proof...

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The Apparition
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The Apparition

TISSOT, James

L’Apparition Médiunimique  (original French title) Mezzotint printed on simili-japon paper, 1885.Reference: Wentworth 76 I/II.Impression of the fir...

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Berthe
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Berthe

TISSOT, James

Etching printed on laid paper.Reference: Wentworth 74.State proof, before all of the additional shading in drypoint.  It was not known to Wentworth...

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Two Friends
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Two Friends

TISSOT, James

Les Deux Amis  (original French title) Etching and drypoint printed on laid paper.Reference: Wentworth 55.Impression of the published state, with t...

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The Elder Sister Sold
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The Elder Sister

TISSOT, James

La Sœur Aînée  (original French title) Etching and drypoint printed on tan laid paper.Reference: Wentworth 53.Impression of the published state.  E...

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On the Grass
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On the Grass

TISSOT, James

Sur l’Herbe  (original French title) Etching and drypoint printed on white laid paper.Reference: Wentworth 50.A state proof impression, before both...

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At the Sea Side
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At the Sea Side

TISSOT, James

Au Bord de la Mer  (original French title) Etching and drypoint printed on laid japon paper.Reference: Wentworth 47.Impression of the published sta...

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Summer Sold
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Summer

TISSOT, James

L’Eté (original French title) Etching and drypoint printed on laid paper.Reference: Wentworth 43.Impression of the published state.  Edition of cir...

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The Organ Grinder
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The Organ Grinder

TISSOT, James

Le Joueur d’Orgue (original French title) Etching and drypoint printed on thin laid paper.Reference: Wentworth 38.Impression of the published state...

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Le Croquet
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Le Croquet

TISSOT, James

Etching and drypoint printed on laid paper, 1878.Reference: Wentworth 37.Impression of the published state, having belonged to the printer Auguste ...

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Spring
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Spring

TISSOT, James

Printemps (original French title) Etching and drypoint printed on laid paper, 1878.Reference: Wentworth 34.Edition of circa 100.Bearing the artist’...

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Ramsgate Sold
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Ramsgate

TISSOT, James

Drypoint printed on laid paper.Reference: Wentworth 22.Edition of 50 total, 25 for the Ten Etchings portfolio, and 25 printed separately.  Very sca...

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Quarrelling Sold
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Quarrelling

TISSOT, James

Querelle d’Amoureux (original French title) Etching and drypoint printed on laid paper.Reference: Wentworth 18.Edition of 50 total, 25 for the Ten ...

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Spring Morning
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Spring Morning

TISSOT, James

Matinée de Printemps (original French title) Drypoint printed on wove paper.Reference: Wentworth 13.Edition circa 100.Bearing the red “JCC” collect...

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The Convalescent
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The Convalescent

TISSOT, James

La Convalescente (original French title) Drypoint and etching printed on thin white laid paper.Reference: Wentworth 7.Edition circa 100, but scarce...

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Soiree d'Ete Sold
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Soiree d'Ete

TISSOT, James

Ref: W. 56. Second state of two. Edition of about 100.