The ConvalescentArtist(s)James Jacques Joseph TissotArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1875Medium & Supportetching and drypoint on paperDimensions
8 3/4 in x 6 7/16 in (22.23 cm x 16.35 cm);13 15/16 in x 9 15/16 in (35.4 cm x 25.24 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert AldrichSubject matter
This is the first print that Tissot published and, unlike many of his other prints, no related painting is known. He would go on to exhibit the print somewhat regularly over the course of his career. The subject is loosely generic, as indicated by the title; this is not meant to be a specific woman (that is, a portrait), but rather, a woman who we might think of as a character in a narrative in which a well-off young woman recovers from illness.Physical Description
A woman wearing a black hat reclines in a lightly sketched chair. Shown in a three-quarter view and angled towards the viewer's left, she sits quietly, looking straight ahead. She wears a fur-trimmed coat, and flexes her right hand, which is curled into a loose fist, upwards. The background is left blank.
Signed in the lower left of the composition, in the plate, "JTJ [the second J rendered backwards] / J.J. tissot"Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typeintaglio printCollection AreaWesternRights
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women (female humans)