Wood engraving by Sarah van Niekerk (British 1934-2018) in The Reader’s Digest Bible (illustrated edition) 1990
The Ascension. 1801. Oil on canvas. 49 1/2 ins (125.7300 cms) x 34 ins (86.3600 cms). Berger Collection Educational Trust; gifted to the Denver Art Museum, 2018. The picture was never installed in the Royal Chapel, and West returned to the subject two decades later, producing this picture. As was his practice, he created it […]
319.1/402 Elijah ascends in a chariot of fire (2 Kings 2:14) drawing by James Tissot at the John Rylands Library file created by Phillip Medhurst:
The paintings were reproduced in “La Sainte Bible : Ancien Testament . . . / Compositions par J.-James Tissot” with preface by A. D. Sertillanges, introduction by M. de Brunoff and the French version of L. J. Lemaistre de Saci. (Sertillanges, Antonin Gilbert 1863-1948; Le Maistre de Sacy, Isaac-Louis, 1613-1684) 2 vols.: illus., plates: 4to. 40 plates, 360 illustrations to text, by James Tissot (Tissot, Jacques-Joseph, French, 1836-1902). Paris: M. de Brunoff & Cie, 1904.
The edition contains 360 mounted colour, b/w, and duo-tone illustrations in the text and 40 plates in three states, sepia-tone, partly hand-coloured, and finished coloured state. The plates are protected with captioned tissue-guards. The paper size is 15 3/4 x 13 ins; image size varies (c 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 ins).
Illustration was completed after Tissot’s death in 1902 by Henri Bellery-Desfontaines, Auguste François Gorguet, Charles Hoffbauer, Louis van Parys, Michel Simonidy and Georges Bertin Scott.
Of the 561 copies printed, the John Rylands Library (Manchester) copy is an “exemplaire unique”. As well as the triple set of the large plates in various states, and a series of proofs before letters of the illustrations appearing in the text, it contains a water colour drawing by Tissot (“Joseph presents his father Jacob to Pharaoh”), his original pen and ink sketches for this work, and an autograph letter by him.
Phillip Medhurst presents 389/392 the James Tissot Jesus c 1896 The Ascension as Seen from the Mount of Olives Acts 1:9. By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. Opaque watercolour over graphite on paper. 25.1 x 14.8 cms. Brooklyn Museum New York. Purchased in 1900 by public subscription.
Phillip Medhurst presents 389/392 the James Tissot Jesus c 1896 The Ascension as Seen from the Mount of Olives Acts 1:9 litho. 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 … . avec des notes et des dessins […]