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On the Thames, A Heron  1866

by James Tissot

When James Tissot fled to England in 1871 as a political refugee following the Franco-Prussian war, he discovered that English suspicion of French painting technique and a preference for sentimental narrative would require him to adapt his work for the British market. In On the Thames, A Heron, one of his first English works, Tissot created a successful amalgam of these tw...
36 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (92.71 x 60.33 cm)
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art