European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Portrait of Eugène Coppens de FontenayMade in Paris, France, Europe
James-Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836 - 1902
Oil on canvas
W1972-2-1Purchased with the W. P. Wilstach Fund, 1972
LabelBefore he left for England in 1871, Tissot was one of the most sought-after portraitists of chic Paris society, partly due to his skill for placing his haughty sitters in lavish settings suggestive of wealth and sophistication. This portrait shows the president of the exclusive Jockey Club in Paris.
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