TISSOT, James
(b. 1836, Nantes, d. 1902, Château de Buillon)

Kathleen Newton in the Garden

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Oil on panel, 24 x 33 cm
Private collection

This panel shows Kathleen Newton (nee Kelly), Tissot's companion and mistress, with members of her immediate family. Muriel, the young girl on the rug is her illegitimate daughter, Violet Newton (b. 1871) while the other little girl with the parasol is her niece, Lillian Harvey. Sitting on the wall is her sister, Mary Harvey, who ruffles the hair of Cecil George Newton (b. 1876), who may well by Tisssot's illegitimate son.




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