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James Jacques TISSOT

French (1836 - 1902)

Le Croquet1878

Wentworth 37. Etching and drypoint on wove paper.
A rare, early signed impression before steelfacing.
Edition ca. 100.
Signed in pencil and with the artist's
red monogram stamp (Lugt 1545).
12 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.; 30.8 x 18.1 cm.

This japoniste composition uses natural forms to frame the subject and figures silhouetted against a lighter background. The English subjects that were red stamped were printed before steelfacing and before the plates were taken to France and printed by Delatre.