Tissot - The Confidence
Type of Spiritual Experience
Paintings by Tissot appealed greatly to wealthy British industrialists during the second half of the 19th-century. During 1872 he earned 94,515 francs, an income normally only enjoyed by those in the echeleons of the upper classes.
In 1874, Degas asked him to join them in the first exhibition organized by the artists who became known as the Impressionists, but Tissot refused. He continued to be close to these artists, however. Berthe Morisot visited him in London in 1874, and he travelled to Venice with Édouard Manet at about the same time.