L’ENFANT PRODIGUE: LE VEAU GRAS

James Tissot
L’ENFANT PRODIGUE: LE VEAU GRAS
Etching
1882

An original James Tissot Etching.

(The Prodigal Son: The Fatted Calf)

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 left J.J. Tissot / 1881.

A richly printed impression of Wentworth’s second and final state. 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 IV of IV from the suite L’enfant prodigue.

Catalog: Wentworth 61; Tissot 63 IV; Béraldi 52.

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

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