Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Tea Tasting—A Victorian Pastime & An Art Nouveau Ad

Henri Meunier, Tea Rajah, 1897, poster, Private Collection


About a quarter century separates these two depictions of tea: the later Art Nouveau ad by Belgian artist Henri Meunier (1873-1922) and the more traditional as well as realistic canvas by society painter Frenchman James Tissot (1836-1902).


James Tissot, Tea, 1872, oil on wood, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

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