Phillip Medhurst presents 392/392 the James Tissot Jesus. Self Portrait of the Pilgrim 1886-96 23 x 14.3 cm. Brooklyn Museum New York. By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. Opaque watercolour over graphite on grey wove paper. Brooklyn Museum New York.
In 1900, the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences decided to purchase Tissot’s “Life of Christ” series for $60,000, which was raised by public subscription. Since the 1930s, in part because of conservation concerns, they have been shown only rarely and in small exhibitions, most recently from late 1989 to early 1990.