James Tissot : Master of Fashion and Frisson

Talk | The Minster and Guild Church of St John the Evangelist

Wednesday 26 October 2011 - 19:30 until 22:00

Lizzie Darbyshire studied for her MA Degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has extensive experience as a freelance lecturer in History of Art, working with fine art societies, arts festivals, galleries and museums throughout the United Kingdom. She is also involved with the Living Paintings Trust in an editorial capacity.

The French painter and graphic artist, James Tissot (1836 -1902) is the subject of the lecture. Having early on in his career painted historical costume pieces, in 1834 Tissot turned his attention to depicting scenes from contemporary life, usually incorporating fashionable women.

To avoid repercussions resulting from his association with the Paris Commune (1871) he took refuge in London, where he lived from 1871 to 1882. Recently, there has been upsurge of interest in Tissot's work, expressed through sale-room prices, exhibitions and published books.

Venue information

The Minster and Guild Church of St John the Evangelist

Church Street Preston Lancashire, PR1 3BU

Entry details

Tickets £15, to include a light supper

Contact Mrs Rosemary Jolly on 01772 63228

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)