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(1836 Nantes – 1902 Besançon)


Rêverie [Daydream] - 1881


Etching. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. Edition around 100. Framed.

Size of sheet: 30 x 17 cm.


Beraldi 43; Wentworth, 52.


Beautiful richly inked impression. Some yellowing of paper underneath the image but otherwise in very good condition. Framed.


This image represents Mrs Kathleen Irene Newton (1854-1882), as well as her niece Lilian Hervey. It is based on a photograph of Mrs Newton (Wentworth, p.226).



James Tissot: Rêverie

  • Born in France, Tissot was an anglophile, even changing his birth name Jacques-Joseph to the more English - James. The influx of Japanese prints and the innovation of photography influenced Tissot along with the most avant-garde artists of Paris; but unlike the Impressionists, Tissot insisted on an Academic finish to his works, which found a place in the Salons of Paris and London.

    In 1880, Tissot became a charter member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, founded by Seymour Haden for artists who produced their own prints of their paintings, and he began exhibiting his prints regularly in England and Scotland through the end of the decade.

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