Saturday, December 17, 2011

Art Imitating Life

James Tissot is one of my favorite artists. I bought a book of his art several years ago, well before I met Denis. A year or so after Denis immigrated, I found myself browsing through the book of Tissot's art again, and I was brought short by this one painting called M. le Capitaine, or Gentleman in a Railway Carriage, which was done in 1872. Can you see why I was amazed?

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I wouldn't be at all surprised if Tissot's model were an ancestor of Denis's, would you?


  1. Oh, that's almost eerie, Cathy!

  2. Kathy-- Yes, a definite resemblance!

    Margot-- I was gobsmacked when I saw the painting!


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