James Tissot

James Tissot (1836-1902) was a French artist known for his depictions of late Victorian society.

James Tissot Summary:

  • He was born James-Joseph-Jacques Tissot in Nantes, France to a family of devout Catholics.
  • Although he is known for his lavish portraits and scenes of women, he also painted scenes from the Bible.
  • He moved to Paris at 19 to pursue a career in art.
  • Tissot fought in the Franco-German War of 1870-1871.
  • He relocated to England where he lived until the death of his beloved in 1882.

James Tissot Famous Paintings:

  • The Bal on Shipboard (ca. 1874)
  • What our Lord saw From the Cross (ca. 1890)
  • Women of Paris: The Circus Lover (1885)
  • The Political Lady (1884)
  • A Passing Storm (1876)
  • Le Japonaise au Bain (1864)
  • Un Dejeuner (ca. 1868)

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