About the Author


Lucy Paquette (Photo by Lisa Cooper, New York)

An independent art historian and writer with a bachelor’s degree in Art History and English Literature from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Lucy Paquette studied with the British and European Studies Group, London (B.E.S.G.L.), 9 York Terrace East.

After beginning her career in marketing and copywriting in Washington, D.C., she became a freelance writer for publications including Signature, a publication of the Women’s National Book Association, and Maquette, the journal of the International Sculpture Center.

Using dozens of contemporary sources, the author has recreated Tissot’s life through his friendships, residences and letters, reviews and other published documents to shed light on a fascinating but little-known figure embroiled in the birth of Impressionism and modern art in The Hammock:  A novel based on the true story of French painter James Tissot.

Member:  Association of Art Historians

“Tissot’s wartime sketchbook, 1870-71,” by Lucy Paquette. The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 162, No. 1408 (July 2020), pp. 560-569 (10 pages). To read online for free, until July 21, 2020, click here.

Presented research paper, “James Tissot and ‘the little class’ of the Belle Époque,” (see 1:16 to 1:46), by invitation at closing symposium of James Tissot: Fashion and Faith at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, February 8, 2020.

Contributor to The Victorian Web:

A James Tissot Chronology, by Lucy Paquette for The Victorian Web

James Tissot (1836-1902): a brief biography by Lucy Paquette for The Victorian Web

French Painter James Tissot’s British Clients: Rising Industrialists, by Lucy Paquette for The Victorian Web

On Holiday with James Tissot and Kathleen Newton in 1878, by Lucy Paquette for The Victorian Web

The Artists Rifles

  • View my videos:

“The Strange Career of James Tissot”  (2:33 min.)

“Louise Jopling and James Tissot”  (2:42 min.)

  • Celebrate with me at: 

The Hammock’s Six-Year Anniversary: Top Ten Tissot Posts (2012-2018) by Lucy Paquette.


Lucy Paquette participates in the Goodreads Authors Program.


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