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The Departure of the Prodigal Son

Artist:
James Tissot (French, Nantes 1836–1902 Chenecey-Buillon)
Date:
1862–63
Medium:
Point of brush and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over graphite (recto); graphite (verso)
Dimensions:
6 x 12 5/16 in. (15.2 x 32.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.114.2
Not on view
Inscription: In graphite at lower right on verso and on old mount at lower right, Colnaghi's stock number: "29816 HX"; in graphite at lower right on verso: "Blue"; in green pencil: "67"; in pen and ink: "70"
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings, Prints and Photographs: A Selection".

P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. "Exhibition of Nineteenth Century Drawings by European Artists," April 7, 1970–April 24, 1970.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings Recently Acquired, 1969-1971," January 18, 1972–April 16, 1972.

Paris. Musée du Louvre. "Dessins Français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, de David à Picasso," October 25, 1973–January 7, 1974.

"Colnaghi's Nineteenth Century Drawings by European Artists." in Burlington Magazine. London, May 1970, fig. no. 66, pp. 327, 322, ill.

Jacob Bean Drawings Recently Acquired, 1969-1971. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (January 18 - April 16). New York, 1972, cat. no. 72.

Michael Wentworth James Tissot. Oxford - Clarendon Press, 1984, fig. no. 16, p. 41, note 120, ill.



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