James Tissot

Octobre (October)

Octobre (October) by James Tissot

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The painting from which this etching was taken was one of Tissot’s largest works, and its scale is reflected in the print. Produced while exiled in London, it portrays his great love, Mrs Newton, silhouetted against a background of chestnut leaves. The decorative outline of the figure is closely related to the single-figure format of Japanese ukiyo-e painting and printmaking, which proved so influential in both France and England in the second half of the 19th century. (Impressions of Time and Place, 2002)

Title
Octobre (October)
Artist/creator
Production date
1878
Medium
etching and drypoint
Dimensions
545 x 831 x 27 mm
Inscription
W. 33. Bon a Tirer J E (?).
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2002
Accession no
2002/15
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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