Portrait of James Jacques Joseph Tissot

James Jacques Joseph Tissot Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 5

1836-1902

French Victorian Neoclassicism Painter

James Jacques Joseph Tissot (October 15, 1836 - August 8, 1902) was a French painter.
Tissot was born at Nantes. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Ingres, Flandrin and Lamothe, and exhibited in the Paris Salon for the first time at the age of twenty-three. In 1861 he showed The Meeting of Faust and Marguerite, which was purchased by the state for the Luxembourg Gallery. His first characteristic period made him a painter of the charms of women. Demi-mondaine would be more accurate as a description of the series of studies which he called La Femme a Paris.
He fought in the Franco-Prussian War, and, falling under suspicion as a Communard, left Paris for London. Here he studied etching with Sir Seymour Haden, drew caricatures for Vanity Fair, and painted portraits as well as genre subjects.
Sometime in the 1870s Tissot met a divorcee, Mrs. Kathleen Newton, who became his companion and the model for many of his paintings. Mrs. Newton moved into Tissot's household in 1876 and lived with him until her suicide in the late stages of consumption in 1882 at the age of 28.
It was many years before he turned to the chief labor of his career - the production of a series of 700 water-color drawings to illustrate the life of Christ and the Old Testament. He disappeared from Paris, whither he had returned after the death of Kathleen Newton, and went to Palestine. In 1896 the series of 350 drawings of incidents in the life of Christ was exhibited in Paris, and the following year found them on show in London. They were then published by the firm of Lemercier in Paris, who had paid him 1,100,000 francs for them. (Over 500 related drawings, watercolors and oils are now in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.)
After this he turned to the scenes of the Old Testament, upon which he was still engaged at the abbey of Buillon, in the department of Doubs, France, when he died.
The merits of Tissot's Bible illustrations lay rather in the care with which he studied the details of scenery than in any quality of religious emotion. He seemed to aim, above all, at accuracy, and, in his figures, at a vivid realism, which was far removed from the conventional treatment of sacred types.

117 Joseph Tissot Paintings

Young Lady in a Boat, c.1870 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

Young Lady in a Boat c.1870

Oil Painting
$1569
Canvas Print
$54.57
SKU: JTS-1384
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 50.1 x 64.7 cm
Private Collection

October, 1877 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

October 1877

Oil Painting
$1994
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: JTS-1385
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 216 x 108.7 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Letter, c.1876/78 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

The Letter c.1876/78

Oil Painting
$1861
Canvas Print
$48.38
SKU: JTS-1386
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 71.4 x 107.1 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

The Gallery of H.M.S. Calcutta, 1877 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

The Gallery of H.M.S. Calcutta 1877

Oil Painting
$1720
Canvas Print
$54.04
SKU: JTS-1387
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 68.6 x 91.8 cm
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Mavourneen (Portrait of Kathleen Newton), 1877 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

Mavourneen (Portrait of Kathleen Newton) 1877

Oil Painting
$876
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: JTS-1388
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 90 x 51 cm
Private Collection

Algeron Moses Marsden, 1877 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

Algeron Moses Marsden 1877

Oil Painting
$1216
SKU: JTS-1389
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Widower, 1876 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

The Widower 1876

Oil Painting
$1181
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: JTS-1390
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 154.5 x 114 cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The Thames, c.1876 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

The Thames c.1876

Oil Painting
$1374
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: JTS-1391
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 72.5 x 118 cm
Art Gallery and Museums, Wakefield, United Kingdom

A Passing Storm, 1876 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

A Passing Storm 1876

Oil Painting
$2009
Canvas Print
$64.47
SKU: JTS-1392
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 76.2 x 101.6 cm
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, Canada

A Convalescent, c.1876 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

A Convalescent c.1876

Oil Painting
$1828
Canvas Print
$55.10
SKU: JTS-1393
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: unknown
Galleries and Museums, Sheffield, United Kingdom

A Portrait (Miss Lloyd), 1876 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

A Portrait (Miss Lloyd) 1876

Oil Painting
$1332
Canvas Print
$51.17
SKU: JTS-1394
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 91.4 x 50.8 cm
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Portsmouth Dockyard, 1877 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

Portsmouth Dockyard 1877

Oil Painting
$1828
Canvas Print
$49.73
SKU: JTS-1395
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 38 x 54.6 cm
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Too Early, 1873 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

Too Early 1873

Oil Painting
$2233
Canvas Print
$61.40
SKU: JTS-1396
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 71.2 x 101.6 cm
Guildhall Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Political Lady, c.1883/85 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

The Political Lady c.1883/85

Oil Painting
$2312
Canvas Print
$62.28
SKU: JTS-1397
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 142.2 x 101.6 cm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

The Shop Girl (The Milliner's Shop), c.1883/85 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

The Shop Girl (The Milliner's Shop) c.1883/85

Oil Painting
$2287
Canvas Print
$49.82
SKU: JTS-1398
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 146.1 x 101.6 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Going to Business (Going to the City), c.1879 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

Going to Business (Going to the City) c.1879

Oil Painting
$1438
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: JTS-1399
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Orphan, c.1879 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

Orphan c.1879

Oil Painting
$2349
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: JTS-1400
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 117.2 x 54.6 cm
Private Collection

On the Thames, c.1882 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

On the Thames c.1882

Oil Painting
$2139
SKU: JTS-1401
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Traveller (The Bridesmaid), c.1883/85 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

The Traveller (The Bridesmaid) c.1883/85

Oil Painting
$2322
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: JTS-1402
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 147.3 x 101.6 cm
City Art Gallery, Leeds, United Kingdom

The Garden Bench, c.1882 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

The Garden Bench c.1882

Oil Painting
$3279
Canvas Print
$61.84
SKU: JTS-1403
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 99.1 x 142.3 cm
Private Collection

Hide and Seek, c.1880/82 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

Hide and Seek c.1880/82

Oil Painting
$1577
Canvas Print
$52.73
SKU: JTS-1404
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 73.4 x 54 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Bunch of Lilacs, c.1875 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

The Bunch of Lilacs c.1875

Oil Painting
$1405
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: JTS-1405
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 50.8 x 35.5 cm
Private Collection

A Little Nimrod, c.1882 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

A Little Nimrod c.1882

Oil Painting
$1811
SKU: JTS-1406
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: unknown
Musee des Beaux Arts, Besancon, France

A Widow, 1868 by Joseph Tissot | Painting Reproduction

A Widow 1868

Oil Painting
$2859
Canvas Print
$51.94
SKU: JTS-1407
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Original Size: 68.5 x 49.5 cm
Private Collection

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