|London Visitors, James Tissot 1874|
(now in the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio)
Gallery, London. St Martin-in-the-Fields can be seen behind. Tissot creates an odd tension in this painting, with its dominant architecture and the disposition of the figures. The boys are a long way from their school in Newgate Street, where in their archaic Tudor uniform and distinctive yellow stockings, they were one of the sights of the City. Present-day pupils (girls and boys), still give visitors engaging tours of their school, now in Horsham, Sussex.