James Tissot (1836 - 1902), Le Cercle de la rue Royale, 1868 © Musée d'Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt

James Tissot (1836-1902)

James Tissot was a major artist during the second half of the 19th-century, a brilliant, ambiguous and fascinating figure who chronicled the high life of the Second Empire, the mores of Victorian England, aristocratic dandies, and Parisian women.  The exhibition offers his greatest successes and examines Tissot’s experimentations and themes across different mediums.

Curators:
Marine Kisiel, curator at the Musée d’Orsay
Melissa E. Buron, Director, Art Division at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Paul Perrin, curator at the Musée d’Orsay
Cyrille Sciama, Director at the Musées des Impressionnismes, Giverny

The exhibition was presented at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco from October 10, 2019 to February 9, 2020

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