Paris: Charpentier et Cie, 1884.
Tissot, James. One of 30 copies numbered 21-50, this being no. 39 (total edition 550 copies) with the plates in two states: before numbers signed in pencil, and after numbers with the artist’s red stamp. Édition ornée de dix compositions à l’eau-forte. Illustrated with 10 etched plates by James Tissot. 1 vols. 12mo. One of 30, with 10 Signed Plates by Tissot. Three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g. Very slight sunning to edges, one small dampstain to blank corner of frontispiece; overall, a fine copy Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 275. Item #267905
James-Jacques Tissot’s “reputation as a painter is reflected in the enhanced standing of his etchings. He is remembered as an illustrator chiefly by his designs for this novel of French society which the Goncourts had written in 1864. His interest derived from the parallel which he discerned between the slow decline of its heroine and that of Kathleen Newton, the woman with whom he lived …” (Ray).
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