Date: circa 1885
Materials and technics: Pastel on paper, mounted on canvas
Dimensions: H. 61,5 x W. 77 cm
Inscriptions : Signed lower left: "J.J. Tissot". Inscription: "J James Tissot pastel / Mathilde Sée 22 bvar Neuilly / Neuilly s s"
Inventory number: PPD5394
Acquisition details: Acquired in 2018
This work is currently not on display
This exceptional society portrait by James Tissot represents the young artist Mathilde Sée (1864-1934), in a living room, leaning on some Japanese prints.
Known for her paintings of flowers and her illustrations in fashion magazines, she posed as a model for some of the finest portraitists of her time, including Paul Helleu. By choosing a large format, broad strokes and an elegant palette of strong colours, Tissot showcases this living symbol of the women’s emancipation movement at the dawn of the 20th century.
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