Sunday, October 15, 2017
On this day. James Jacques Tissot
October 15, 1836. James Jacques Joseph Tissot 15 October 1836 - 8 August 1902) was a French painter, who spent much of his career in Britain. Tissot exhibited in the Paris Salon for the first time in 1859, where he showed five paintings of scenes from the Middle Ages, many depicting scenes from Goethe's Faust. These works show the influence of the Belgian painter Henri Leys (Jan August Hendrik Leys), whom Tissot had met in Antwerp in 1859, over his work. In this image: Le Balcon du Cercle de la rue Royale (The Circle of the Rue Royale), 1868.
Brief Biography: http://www.victorianweb.org/painting/tissot/zuercher1.html
Wikipedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Paintings_by_James_Tissot