James Joseph Tissot (1836-1902, French)
En Plein Soleil, 1881
Medium: Etching and drypoint
Dimensions: 200 x 298 mm. 7 13/16 x 11 1/2 in.
Reference: Tissot 54; Béraldi 45; Wentworth 54, published state
Edition: From an edition of about 100; the plate was included in A Portfolio of Autograph Etchings, published by James R. Osgood & Co., Boston, 1881; impressions of En Plein Soleil from this portfolio are signed in pencil and bear the artist’s stamp (Lugt 1545), as this print does.
Signature: Signed in pencil “J. Tissot” lower left, outside the platemark.
Annotation: “no. 15” in pencil in the lower left margin; we are uncertain if the numbering is from the time the print was issued.
Provenance: Private collection, U.S.A.
Impression: Extremely fine, rich with burr
Condition: Excellent; full margins with deckle edges on all sides