Study for "Mrs. Newton with a Child by a Pool" (Primary Title)

James-Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836 - 1902 (Artist)

ca. 1877-78
French
Oil on mahogany panel
Unframed: 12 3/4 × 16 3/4 in. (32.39 × 42.55 cm)
Framed: 20 3/4 × 24 1/2 in. (52.71 × 62.23 cm)
83.53
Not on view
This painting was a sketch for a larger work and was probably done en plein air (outdoors), as was the common practice of British expatriate Tissot’s contemporaries—the French Impressionists. The woman shown here was the artist’s mistress and favorite model, Kathleen Newton.
Not signed.
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
2019-2020: "Van Gogh Monet Degas, The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts", Palazzo Zabarella, Padua, Italy, October 26, 2019 - March 1, 2020

2019: Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN, February 2 - May 5, 2019

2018: "Country Life: Masterpieces from the Mellon Collection of MVFA", Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France, September 4 - December 2, 2018

2018-2019: "Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts", The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, March 17 - July 15, 2018; Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 22 - September 22, 2019

Panel exhibition, 2008

“Mary Cassatt Among the Impressionsits,” Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, April 10- June 1, 1969.
Virginia Celebrates, Recopies & Ideas for Entertaining, The Council of the CMFA, Thomasson-Grant, Charlottesville, VA 1992, p. 117.

Pinkney L. Near, French Paintings, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1985, cat. No. 42, pp. 88-89, color illus.

Cf: Michael Wentworth, James Tissot, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1984, p. 64, 65, 129, illus no. 135.

Cf: larger version: James Jacques Joseph Tissot: A Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1968, No. 25 (n.p.).

Mary Cassatt Among the Impressionists, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 1969, No. 21 (illus.) (listed as by Mary Cassatt and titled Summer Siesta).
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