OIL PAINTING: Quiet, c.1881
Tissot's years in London, giving prominence to the wry and urbane scenes of life in society for which he is best known. Within this there is a change of mood that corresponds to the most important events of Tissot's personal life. His paintings reflect his interest in the worlds of society and fashion that later gave way to domestic life--glittering balls to picnics in his garden,quiet afternoons in the park and crowds of guests to intimate groups. At the end of his career Tissot turned to the pious recreation of stories from the Bible.