Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich

James Tissot French

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Tissot's depiction focuses on the view from a dining table out through a window of a riverside London tavern. Here, from one of the jutting bays, other patrons can be seen in an adjacent balcony and below children play on the foreshore of the River Thames. He first exhibited the etching simultaneously in 1879 at two London venues, the Dudley Gallery and the Grosvenor Gallery. The former was his preferred venue for exhibiting his prints from 1876 onwards. The etching was singled out by a critic from the weekly newspaper "Athenaeum" who described it as a "remarkable piece of draughtsmanship, the foreshortening of the old balcony being excellent."

Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich, James Tissot (French, Nantes 1836–1902 Chenecey-Buillon), Etching and drypoint on laid paper; first state of two

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