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The Girl Who Became Muv


Born in 1880, Sydney’s childhood was, as her daughters were apt to say, pathos personified. Her mother, Jessica, died after an ill-advised medical abortion, and at the age of eight, Sydney was left in the care of her eccentric father, Thomas Gibson Bowles, known as Tap. 935 more words

James Tissot’s “Miss Sydney Milner-Gibson” (c. 1872)

The memory of an English gentlewoman painted by James Tissot survives in the large portrait he was commissioned to paint of her by his young friend, Thomas Gibson Bowles (1842 – 1922). 1,059 more words

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Artistic intimates: Tissot’s patrons among his friends & colleagues

The wealth of contemporary collectors of James Tissot’s oil paintings gives an idea of the monetary value of his paintings, but Tissot’s work also was esteemed by his friends. 2,088 more words

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James Tissot and The Artists' Brigade, 1870-71

James Tissot enlisted in the National Guard of the Seine, the Fourth Company of the Eighteenth Battalion, in 1855 – as soon as he had arrived in Paris at age 19.  1,946 more words

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James Tissot & Tommy Bowles Brave the Siege Together: October 1870

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The calm before the storm: Courbet & Tissot in Paris, January to June, 1870

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Seymour Keay


Seymour Keay, a photo by TheakstonThomas on Flickr.

Via Flickr:Original Vanity Fair Print, otherwise known as a Spy Print after the most renowned artist of the genre, Leslie Ward. 100 more words

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