Magnet James Tissot - Portsmouth
James Tissot (1836 - 1902)
Portsmouth Dockyard, C.1877 - Oil on canvas - London, Tate Gallery
Jacques Joseph Tissot, born in Nantes and a student of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, is a major artist of the second half of the 19th century. He was a fascinating, ambiguous figure whose career spanned the English Channel.