Phillip Medhurst presents 391/392 the James Tissot Jesus: The Blessed Virgin in old age 1886-96.
By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. After a painting now in the Brooklyn Museum, New York; lithograph from “La Vie de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ: trois cent soixante-cinq compositions, tirées des Quatre Evangiles avec des notes et des dessins explicatifs par J. James Tissot” Publisher: Tours: Alfred Mame et Fils, 1896-97. Image size varies (c 9.5 x 6.5 inches). The work was printed in France by Lemercier, who employed some 100 workmen to prepare 4000 plates for the different colours and various processes (chromolithography, photogravure, typography, wood engraving etc.) Tissot himself supervised the preparation of the plates and later the printing of the volumes.