Promenade dans le niege. Etching. 1880
James Tissot was a French painter, illustrator and printmaker. Tissot was born in Nantes, before moving to Paris to study art.
Le Hamac. Drypoint. 1880
In Paris, he worked at the same time as Degas and Manet. While is name is not as well known as others in his circle, he exhibited in the Paris Salon and was a member of the prestigious Arts Club in London. Tissot is best known for his genre scenes, showing scenes from everyday life and most commonly depicting women of high society.
Rene hugging father. Etching. 1882
Rene Crying at Piano. Etching. 1882
Tissot started creating etchings under the tutelage of Seymour Haden in London. His etchings are similar in theme to his paintings. Tissot drew women in elegant dresses, or performing daily routines. He created a series of etchings around Rene Mauperin in 1882. The series was published by Charpentier in 1884. Tissot’s work did not go unnoticed by the French government, who awarded Tissot with the Legion of Honor in 1894. His work is now held in major collections in Paris, London and New York. Galleries continue to sell his etchings for competitive prices.
Rene fainting after hearing. Etching. 1882