25 May 2009

A Tissot for Tuesday

I like the summer-y heat of this painting, and the fact that it is very much a fashion photograph, the sheer floral fabric is beautifully painted! I'm not sure about the expression though, so camp-ly coy, and the gloved hand on the sailor's arm is so very drag. Of course, this is Victorian drag, very very funny. On The Thames, James Tissot, 1874.

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