On the Grass

James TISSOT
Date
1880
Description

Sur l’Herbe  (original French title)

Etching and drypoint printed on white laid paper.
Reference: Wentworth 50.
A state proof impression, before both published states.  Extremly scarce, possibly unique as such.  Before any work in the lawn, and before some shading throughout the background, such as in leaves and on the tent, on the left.
Provenance: Studio sale, lot #82 (as mentioned by Wentworth).
Bearing the red “JCC” collector stamp (not in Lugt).

A very fine impression, in nearly pristine condition, aside from a short tear in the left margin.

Size
7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches
Price
$4,400