Buy An Interesting Story Framed Tissot Prints. This print is from an original oil on canvas artwork by James Tissot, painted in 1872. This epic classic art depicts two fashionable women who are happily not listening to a soldier who seems to be engrossed in the telling of his story. James Tissot (1836 – 1902) was a French painter and illustrator who found fame in first in his native Paris before moving to London, England in 1871. James Tissot was known for his paintings that featured predominately women, fashionably dressed women undertaking varying aspects of everyday life.