Mrs Chapple Gill and Two of Her Children by James Tissot

The French painter James Tissot, a close friend of Degas, settled in London after being involved with the Commune in 1871.


Oil on canvas
152 x 102 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
Grandson of Mrs Chapple Gill

He remained until 1883, painting pictures which brilliantly capture the mood of fashionable urban life in late Victorian England. Soon after his arrival in London he was invited to Merseyside by Mrs Catherine Gill, the wife of Chapple Gill a cotton broker, to paint her and her two small daughters. The picture shows thcm at their home, Lowcr Lea at Woolton, Liverpool.


Mrs Chapple Gill; by descent.

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