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Saturday, May 11, 2013

James Tissot (French Painter, 1836 - 1902)


French painter, illustrator and etcher, born at Nantes. Studied from c.1856 at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under Lamothe and H. Flandrin; became friendly with Whistler and Degas. Early influenced by Henri Leys and painted pictures of Faust and Marguerite. Later turned to scenes from contemporary life, especially of fashionable women, under the influence of Manet and Alfred Stevens. Took part in the defence of Paris and the Commune and was obliged to flee to London in 1871. Exhibited at the Royal Academy 1864 and 1872-81, and at the Grosvenor Gallery 1877-9. His paintings of the Thames were influenced by Whistler. Declined an invitation from Degas to participate in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874. Returned to Paris in 1883, and had his first one-man exhibition that year at the Palais de l'Industrie there. Visited Palestine in 1886-7 and 1889 and devoted the rest of his life to illustrating the Bible, his illustrations being enormously successful. Died at Buillon, near Besançon.
The Ball on Shipboard c.1874
The Last Evening
Portsmouth Dockyard c.1877
Holyday c.1876
Quiet

Captain Frederick Gustavus Burnaby
Abandoned, 1882
The Fan
The Letter
The Gallery of H.M.S. Calcutta
The Picnic
A Convalescent
The Prodigal Son in Modern Life - In Foreign Climes
The Prodigal Son in Modern Life - The Departure
Children's Party

The Plague of Locusts
The Fireplace
A Lady In A Black And White Dress
The Farewell
The Departure Platform, Victoria Station
Portrait
The Hull Of A Battle Ship

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