Tissot Drypoint: DEUXIÈME FRONTISPICE (ASSISE SUR LE GLOBE)
DEUXIÈME FRONTISPICE (ASSISE SUR LE GLOBE)

DEUXIÈME FRONTISPICE (ASSISE SUR LE GLOBE)

James Jacques Joseph Tissot
DEUXIÈME FRONTISPICE (ASSISE SUR LE GLOBE)
Drypoint
1875

An original James Tissot Drypoint print.

(Second Frontispiece (Sitting on the Globe))

1875

Original drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper bearing a portion of the Van Gelder watermark (fleur-de-lys in a crowned shield surmounting the letters “VGZ”).

Signed and dated in the plate lower left J.J. Tissot 1875.

A superb impression of the only state of this delicate drypoint, showing a consistent plate tone throughout and touches of burr, from the edition of approximately 100.

Catalog: Wentworth 11; Tissot 5; Béraldi 5

9 15/16 x 6 1/2 inches

Sheet Size: 14 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches

Throughout his career, Tissot painted and etched very few nudes, and his understanding of anatomy was none too good. This print is one of three drypoints of nude young women, crowned with laurel leaves, holding large plaques, which were trials for a frontispiece to Tissot’s portfolio of ten etchings, published in 1876-77; the artist finally settled on a different subject for the frontispiece, “L’Auberge des Trois Corbeaux” (W. 29).

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