Phillip Medhurst presents 390/392 James Tissot Jesus c 1896 The Ascension as Seen from Below Acts 1:9-12

By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. Opaque watercolour over graphite on paper. 19.2 x 15.7 cms. Brooklyn Museum New York. Purchased in 1900 by public subscription.

Lithograph from “La Vie de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ . . . . 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 prepared 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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