Phillip Medhurst presents 391/392 the James Tissot Jesus c 1896 The Blessed Virgin in old age

By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. Opaque watercolour over graphite on paper. 22.2 × 13.5 cms. Brooklyn Museum New York. Purchased in 1900 by public subscription.

By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. After a painting now in the Brooklyn Museum, New York; lithograph from “La Vie de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ: trois cent soixante-cinq compositions, tirées des Quatre Evangiles avec des notes et des dessins explicatifs par J. James Tissot” Publisher: Tours: Alfred Mame et Fils, 1896-97. Image size varies (c 9.5 x 6.5 inches). The work was printed in France by Lemercier, who employed some 100 workmen to prepare 4000 plates for the different colours and various processes (chromolithography, photogravure, typography, wood engraving etc.) Tissot himself supervised the preparation of the plates and later the printing of the volumes.

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