James Tissot's Men and Women of the Old Testament
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James Tissot's Hebrew Bible watercolor illustrations are some of the most beloved and sought after images in the Jewish Museum's collection. In 1885, Tissot began a series of religious paintings, The Life of Christ. Completed in 1894 and purchased by the Brooklyn Museum in 1900, they received great fanfare. Following, he embarked on a project to illustrate the Hebrew Bible. He made may trips to Palestine in 1896 to draw inspiration, observing the landscape where the biblical stories took place. In 1902, midway through the project, Tissot died suddenly. The series was completed by artists from Tissot's studio, who finished partially completed pictures or created works that approximated his style. 368 illustrations from the original suite of works are included in the Jewish Museum's collection. Learn more about this collection here.