Tissot Etching: L’ENFANT PRODIGUE: LE DEPART

L’ENFANT PRODIGUE: LE DEPART

James Jacques Joseph Tissot
L’ENFANT PRODIGUE: LE DEPART
Etching
1882

An original James Tissot Etching.

(The Prodigal Son: The Departure)

1882

Original etching printed in black ink on laid paper bearing the block letters “Van Gelder” accompanied by a Strasbourg Lily (fleur-de-lys in a crowned shield) surmounting the letters “VGZ” watermark.

Signed and dated in the plate in the title margin lower right J.J. Tissot / 1881.

A richly printed impression of Wentworth’s second and final state. Printed after the addition of the inscribed text to the title margin below the image, from the edition of 400 (there were 100 additional impressions printed prior to the addition of the text, for an overall edition of 500). Plate I of IV from the suite L’enfant prodigue.

Catalog: Wentworth 58; Tissot 63 I; Béraldi 49.

Image Plate Size: 12 x 14 5/8 inches Sheet Size: 19 x 24 inches

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