James Tissot: Painting the Victorian Woman

28 March 3 Nov 2013

James Tissot, On The Thames, 1876

Taking the much cherished painting On the Thames, 1876, from our collection as a starting point, this new collection display explored the representation of women in the work of French born artist, James Tissot (1836-1902).

The display also featured loans from Tate and several regional art galleries, and discussed the portrayal of Victorian femininity in relation to Tissot’s life-history and the contrasting roles of women in the region’s coal industry.