Provenance Research

James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902)
Young Women Looking at Japanese Articles, 1869
Oil on canvas
27 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (70.5 x 50.2 cm)
Gift of Henry M. Goodyear, M.D., 1984.217

Signed lower left: "J. J. Tissot/ 1869"

Two women stand in a lavishly decorated Victorian interior looking at a Japanese ship model. The woman to the right wears an elegant burghandy-colored dress and hat, with gloves and a fur muff. She bends toward the boat to get a closer look. The woman at the left stands upright. She wears a white peignoir and places her arm around her companion. To the left is a table with a blue and white porcelain bowl. A curtain with bobble-fringe hangs at the far left. In the right background is a red and black lacquer Japanese shrine with bronze and gold foil. The grillwork walls, visible in the upper portion of the composition, allow for light to enter the room.

Alternate Titles:
Jeunes femmes regardant des objects japonais


1930s:   (Unidentified interior decorator store, Cincinnati, sold to [1])
1930s-1984:   Dr. and Mrs. Henry M. Goodyear, Cincinnati, given to
1984-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] According to Dr. Goodyear, he purchased the painting at an interior decorator on Third Street in Cincinnati in the 1930s.

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