L’ENFANT PRODIGUE: LE RETOUR

James Tissot
L’ENFANT PRODIGUE: LE RETOUR
Etching
1882

An original James Tissot Etching.

(The Prodigal Son: The Return)

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 III of IV from the suite L’enfant prodigue.

Catalog: Wentworth 60; Tissot 63 III; Béraldi 51.

Image Plate Size: 12 x 14 5/8 inches Sheet Size: 19 5/8 x 24 3/8 inches

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