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Installation shot from James Tissot: Painting the Victorian Woman at The Hepworth Wakefield. Courtesy Stuart Whipps
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James Tissot: Painting The Victorian Woman

28 Mar - 03 Nov 2013

Taking the much cherished painting On the Thames, 1876, from our collection as a starting point, this 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.