Jan 16, 2019

The Hammock

The Hammock


James Tissot

(French, 1836–1902)

Etching and drypoint on antique laid paper

Image: 27.7 x 18.1 cm (10 7/8 x 7 1/8 in.); Sheet: 35 x 20.1 cm (13 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.)

Gift of the Print Club of Cleveland in honor of Elizabeth Shearer 2018.301


Did you know?

The inscription on this print, in Tissot’s handwriting, indicated that work on his printing plate was complete.


This etching depicts Kathleen Newton, a British divorcee who frequently modeled for the French artist James Tissot during the 1870s, while he lived in London. Based on a painting of the previous year, the print shows Newton reclining on a tasseled hammock in the artist’s own garden, engrossed in a novel. Tissot reinterpreted many of his paintings as etchings, inspired by a revived interest in the medium.

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