James Tissot (1836–1902): On the Thames, c. 1874, oil on

James Tissot (1836–1902): On the Thames, c. 1874, oil on

10/18/2021, 11:13:03 AM
James Tissot (1836–1902): On the Thames, c. 1874, oil on canvas, 146.7 x 101.6 cm, Private collection #Tissot #JamesTissot #painting #realist #french #artist #art #arthistory #pittore #pittura #pintor #pintura #peintre #peinture #Arte #artista #artwork #Maler #Malerei #historical #genrepainting #masterpiece #masters #Thames #painter #onthethames This is a delightful painting of realism from the Victorian period. This fine lady is disembarking from her travels across water via a canoe; she's elegantly dressed and the sailors have not missed the beauty with which she was blessed. It shocked audiences when it was shown at the Royal Academy in 1876 because of the questionable sexual morals of its characters. The child of Catholic textile merchants, Tissot moved to Paris from his native Nantes to study art in 1856 and trained with protégés of Ingres: Louis Lamothe and Hippolyte Flandrin. He also met Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas and James A.M. Whistler, with whom he maintained ties throughout his life. Tissot took inspiration from many of Whistler's etchings and paintings, and often borrowed from the same bank of subjects (like views of the Thames).

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