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Sotheby’s to auction James Jacques-Tissot The Morning Ride

Sotheby’s annual spring auction of 19th Century European Art in New York will be held on 4 May 2012, featuring 110 exceptional works of art that celebrate the diversity of the period.

James-Jacques-Joseph Tissot, The Morning Ride, French, signed J.J. Tissot (lower right), oil on canvas, 26 1/4 x 38 3/8 in., 66.7 x 97.4 cm. Est. $2/3 million. Photo: Sotheby’s.

Timed to coincide with Sotheby’s May auctions of Impressionist & Modern Art, the sale provides further insight into the cultural and art historical developments in the 19th Century, from which Impressionism and other modern movements were born. The auction will be on exhibition in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries beginning 27 April.

Works from the estate of noted collector Mrs. Monique Uzielli will be led by James Jacques-Tissot’s The Morning Ride (est. $2/3 million*). This painting was last offered at auction in 1944, at Parke Bernet in New York, the painting has emerged to the market after decades in a private collection, as many of the works in this sale have. Visitors had the opportunity to view the painting during The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s summer exhibitions, where it was on loan between 1975 and 1991. Depicting the bright, fleeting azalea blossoms of spring, the May auction is well-timed for the sale of this masterpiece.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium