In Full Sunlight

James Tissot French

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This print reverses the composition of Tissot’s painting of the same title (2006.278). In translating the painted motif, the artist made significant changes, most notably to the background. He eliminated the plunging perpendicular garden path in favor of a closed floral border, though the small black cat appears in both versions. Another related print "On the Grass" (56.630.17) shows the three central figures arranged in a different configuration and against an alternate backdrop. Comparison of these three works reveals the highly constructed nature of Tissot’s garden pictures.

In Full Sunlight, James Tissot (French, Nantes 1836–1902 Chenecey-Buillon), Etching and drypoint; published state

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