25/03/15

James Tissot | A visit to the yacht, c. 1873

James-Joseph-Jacques Tissot was French painter and graphic artist. Early in his career he painted historical costume pieces, but in about 1864 he turned with great success to scenes of contemporary life, usually involving fashionable women. Following his alleged involvement in the turbulent events of the Paris Commune (1871) he took refuge in London, where he lived from 1871-1882. He was just as successful there as he had been in Paris and lived in some style in St John's Wood; in 1874 Edmond de Goncourt wrote sarcastically that he had 'a studio with a waiting room where, at all times, there is iced champagne at the disposal of visitors, and around the studio, a garden where, all day long, one can see a footman in silk stockings brushing and shining the shrubbery leaves'.

Etichette

19th-20th Century Art (162) 19th Century Art (84) French Art (60) 20th Century Art (39) Claude Monet (1840-1926) (24) American Art (23) Vincent van Gogh [1853-1890] (20) Photographer (18) Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) (14) Edgar Degas (1834-1917) (13) British Art (10) Sculpture (9) Swedish Artist (9) 17th Century Art (8) Paul Gauguin 1848-1903 (8) Russian Art (8) 15th-16th Century Art (7) William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) (7) 16th Century Art (6) 18th-19th Century Art (6) Henri Matisse (1869-1954) (6) Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) (6) Swiss Artist (6) Norwegian Artist (5) 18th Century Art (4) Edvard Munch (1863-1944) (4) Edward Hopper (1882-1967) (4) German Art (4) Odilon Redon (1840-1916) (4) 16th-17th Century Art (3) Ambrogio Alciati (3) Edouard Manet (1832-1883) (3) Giuseppe De Nittis [1846-1884] (3) Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) (3) 17th-18th Century Art (2) Alfred Stevens (1823-1906) (2) Alphonse Mucha [1860-1939] (2) Anders Zorn [1860-1920] (2) Andreas Achenbach [1815-1910] (2) Austrian Art (2) Charles Jalabert (1819-1901) (2) Czech Artist (2) Jean-François Millet [1814-1875] (2) Pablo Picasso [1881-1973] (2) Paul Klee 1879-1940 (2) Rembrandt (1606-1669) (2) Thomas Moran [1837-1926] (2) Titian (Tiziano Vecellio 1488-1576) (2) Ukrainian painter (2) 13th-14th Century Art (1) 14th-15th Century Art (1) Danish Artist (1) Federico Zandomeneghi 1841-1917 (1) Felice Casorati (1883-1963) (1) Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) (1) Jakub Schikaneder (1855-1924) (1) James Tissot (1836-1902) (1) Polish Artist (1)