Buy Waiting for the Ferry a Classic Tissot Print. This classic wall art is from an original oil painting by James Joeseph Tissot. This print features a woman in a period dress waiting in a tavern for a ferry. 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.