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Inscription

lower center in plate: No. I / THE DEPARTURE; lower right in plate: J.J. Tissot / 1881 (corresponds to execution date of painting)

Exhibition History
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, no. 65, as The Prodigal Son: The Departure.
Bibliography
1885
Beraldi 49.
1886
Tissot 1886, 63.
1968
Tissot: A Retrospective Exhibition, Providence-Toronto, 1968, 75.
1978
Wentworth, Michael Justin. James Tissot: Catalogue Raisonne of His Prints. Minneapolis: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1978.
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: no. 65.