Reassessment of "James Tissot: Fashion & Faith" Coming to Legion of Honor

James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). What Our Lord Saw from the Cross, 1886-1894. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray-green wove paper, 9 3/4 x 9 1/16 in. (24.8 x 23 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, Image provided courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO---James Tissot (1836–1902) was one of the most celebrated French artists during the 19th century, yet he is less known than many of his contemporaries today. James Tissot: Fashion & Faith provides a critical reassessment of Tissot through a 21st-century lens. The exhibition will include approximately 60 paintings in addition to drawings, prints, photographs, and cloisonn√© enamels, demonstrating the breadth of the artist’s skills. The presentation at the Legion of Honor will be the first major international exhibition on Tissot in two decades and the first-ever on the West Coast of the United States.

Legion of Honor: James Tissot: Fashion & Faith (October 12, 2019–February 9, 2020); 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA; 415.750.3600
James Tissot, "La Femme à Paris: The Artists' Wives," 1885. Oil on canvas, 57.5 x 40 in. (146.1 x 101.6 cm). Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, 81.153