Phillip Medhurst presents 265/788 James Tissot Bible c 1899 David and Ahimelech 1 Samuel 21:2 Jewish Museum New York
By a follower of (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. Gouache on board.
The paintings were reproduced in “La Sainte Bible : Ancien Testament . . . / Compositions par J.-James Tissot”; with preface by A. D. Sertillanges. 2 vols. 40 plates; 360 illustrations to text. Paris: M. de Brunoff & Cie, 1904. Based on his surviving pen and ink sketches, Illustration was completed after Tissot’s death in 1902 by Henri Bellery-Desfontaines, Auguste François Gorguet, Charles Hoffbauer, Louis van Parys, Michel Simonidy and British artist G. Scott.