Wednesday, July 15, 2009

James Tissot - A Winter's Walk

signed J J Tissot u.r.
oil on panel
31 x 14.5"
Promenade dans la Neige
the model was Kathleen Newton, his mistress who dued in 1882, of tuberculosis at the age of 28. This was painted late in 1879 or early 1880 and at some point Tissot added the libnes from Keats:
"She will bring in spite of frost / Beauties that the Earth has lost"

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