Tissot, James. LE BANC DE JARDIN. Mezzotint, 1883 (Wentworth 75, 1st state). 16 1/2 x 22 1/8 inches; 419 x 562 mm. Edition, per Wentworth, "at least 500 in the three states." The first state is before the addition of the etched title in the lower edge of the plate, but with the etched signature and the trace of the deleted etched signature to the right of the existing one. The second and third states have the etched signature and title. As Wentworth states that the third state was "presumably intended as an inexpensive edition for wide distribution," it is likely that the bulk of the edition is in the third state. A beautiful image in a fine impression.
LE BANC DE JARDIN