Le hamac (The Hamac)
Le hamac (The Hammock). 1880. Etching and drypoint. Wentworth 46. 10 5/16 x 7 1/4 (sheet 14 1/2 x 9 7/16). Edition of about 100. Illustrated: Calloway, English Prints for the Collector, p. 160. A rich impression with drypoint burr printed on cream laid paper with a partial Strasbourg Lily watermark. Signed and dated in the image, lower left; signed in the plate and in pencil and with the artist's red stamp (Lugt 1545) in the image lower right. Housed in a 21 x 17 x 2-inch carved classic colonial style gold leaf frame.
The etching shows Kathleen Newton wearing a black dress and reading in the hammock in the garden at St. John's wood. The etching is one of several etchings and paintings that show the artist's model and mistress in Tissot's garden.
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