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James Tissot

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'an indispensable resource for Tissot scholars.' - CAA reviews

A richly illustrated book exploring Tissot's life and career from his early period in Nantes to his later years through paintings, enamels, and works on paper

This excellent catalogue about the French artist James Tissot (1836-1902) accompanied an exhibition at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and is filled with interesting articles about the artist, his career in France and England and his experiments with many styles during his half century career.

This is a broad survey of Tissots diverse oeuvre with scenes of modern life and historical genre, opulent portraits and intimate sketches, biblical watercolours and cloisonné enamels all beautifully reproduced. 

The catalogue presents a wealth of new research on Tissot’s life, with particular emphasis on his relationship with Kathleen Newton, a divorcée with whom Tissot cohabited in London from 1876 until her death in 1882. Recently discovered primary sources are reproduced for the first time, including a selection of images from a personal photograph album and a transcription of Tissot’s sales notebook. A report on technical research features in the appendixes alongside a pigment analysis revealing, for instance, Tissot’s use of expensive materials such as cobalt green. 

Highly recommended for scholars and lovers of Tissot.

  • Author: Melissa E. Buron, Director of the Art Division at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • Hardcover: 320 pages | 275 colour and 25 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: August 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3791359199
  • Product Dimensions: 37.5 x 29.6 cm

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