Behind The Scenes

Conserving Tissot's Portrait 1876

Watch curator Caroline Corbeau-Parsons and painting conservator Rebecca Hellen discuss and conserve Tissot's Portrait 1876 in this Facebook Live recording

Conservator Rebecca Hellen is in the process of removing old yellow varnish from James Tissot's Portrait 1876 in order to restore the transparacy of woman's white dress. This painting, Holyday c. 1876 and The Gallery of HMS Calcutta (Portsmouth) c. 1876 will be on display in The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870 – 1904).

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870 – 1904) is on at Tate Britain 2 November 2017 – 7 May 2018.

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2 Nov 2017 – 7 May 2018

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James Tissot

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Impressionism developed in France in the nineteenth century and is based on the practice of painting out of doors and ...