Exhibit image
17 9.6 (8)

Portsmouth Dockyard  1877

by James Tissot

This picture illustrates the traditional story of a man trying to choose between two women. The Highland Sergeant turns away from his rather sullen-looking companion and looks at the woman speaking to him, indicating that he has made his choice.This is a reworking of James Tissot’s painting The Thames which shocked audiences when it was shown at the Royal Academy in 1876 b...
381 x 546 mm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Tate Britain (Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND (3.0 Unported))