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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

James-Jacques-Joseph Tissot
SKETCH FOR LA DAMOISELLE D’HONNEUR
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

James-Jacques-Joseph Tissot
SKETCH FOR LA DAMOISELLE D’HONNEUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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James-Jacques-Joseph Tissot
1836-1902
SKETCH FOR LA DAMOISELLE D’HONNEUR

Provenance

Sotheby's, London, 19 June 1984, lot 76;
Estate of Paul & Carole Cramer, Bel Air, California;
Private collection

Exhibited

Possibly London, Dudley Gallery, 1882

Catalogue Note

La damoiselle d’honneur (The Bridesmaid) (Leeds City Art Gallery) was painted c.1883-5, the ninth of Tissot’s important series of paintings entitled La femme a Paris. Tissot originally intended the series to be etched with accompanying texts by famous authors including Guy de Maupassant and Emile Zola. The text to accompany the present picture was to be written by Francois Coppee but the project was abandoned following Tissot’s religious conversion. There are many variations between the sketch and the finished picture but the composition is essentially the same.

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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London