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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

 (1834 - 1903)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler was active/lived in Massachusetts / England, France.  James Whistler is known for figure, landscape, and portrait painting, etching.

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Artist Bulletins for James Abbott McNeill Whistler

11 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

whistler -pennington
rick opfer (05/31/2008)
is anyone aware of an art relationship or family relationship between harper pennington and whistler

Whistler's Spy from Vanity Fair
Katherine Willoughby (05/03/2008)
I recently bought an original printing of the Spy by Whistler. Are there others in the series?

Sandra (09/18/2007)
Where is the best place to authenticate a watercolor I think is by Whistler? CanIdo anything on the web?

signature verification
brent (01/24/2007)
I have a small floral painting that has a signature J Whistler. Can anyone tell me where I can go to see if it is James Whisler's Signature?

Whistler ingraving
Jack Curtright (01/11/2006)
I have a Marine print signed Whistler and dated 1860. Paper has no watermark and is a heavy textured watercolor paper. Framed in Brooklyn in the 1940's. Looks like it was a reprint but not in the last 75 years. Is this Possible?

Battersea Bridge
Jeannie Paradise (07/30/2003)
My mother had a small gallery in Mobile Alabama. She purchased what was sold to her as a Whistler in the 60's at an estate auction. Small picture. States it was displayed in two different galleries. She was also told he made the frame..which is beautiful. The subject is Battersea bridge. Family does not know how to go about authenticating. Any help would be appreciated.

Unsigned Oil Painting
PJ (08/27/2002)
I recently inherited a small oil portrait of an Asian woman dressed in a dark kimono. The date is 1886 and there is a butterfly under the name "Theo. Vores" and what looks like "Tok..." and then the next few letters are not readable. Not sure if this is a Whistler, but the subject matter and the butterfly have peaked my interest. The handwriting of the name is much like Whistler's signed paintings. How would someone go about identifying the artist?

James McNeill Whistler
E.W ARR (07/29/2002)
Did he visit Dieppe and which artists did he meet there? When was this?

Whistler News from the Frick
Webb (07/29/2002)
from On view in New York April 22, 2003 through July 13, 2003 Marking the centenary of the death of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), The Frick Collection will present Whistler, Women, and Fashion — the first in-depth exploration of the artist's lifelong involvement in fashion as an essential aspect of his work. The Frick Collection is the sole venue for the exhibition, which features eight magnificent full-length oil portraits of women by Whistler and sixty other works, including oils, his finest prints and drawings, pastel studies for paintings, costume designs by the artist, and portrait etchings and watercolors, as well as fashion plates and period costumes. The exhibition is organized by Susan Grace Galassi, Curator at The Frick Collection, and the leading Whistler scholar, Margaret F. MacDonald, Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Whistler Studies at the University of Glasgow; Aileen Ribeiro, Head of the History of Dress Section at the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London, is the costume consultant for the exhibition. At the heart of the exhibition are ten oil portraits, eight of which will be displayed in the museum's Oval Room. Three stunning portraits from The Frick Collection are joined by works on loan from national and international collections, including the Tate Britain, London; the Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Four or five dresses that correspond with the costumes depicted in the paintings and graphic work will also be on view. They provide the opportunity to see examples of actual garments from an era in which virtuoso dressmaking and alternative fashion trends flourished. The costumes also make clear how Whistler transformed and distilled the essence of the fashion extravaganzas and simple costumes of his day to fit his Art for Art's sake philosophy, which placed greater emphasis on the formal elements of line and color than the identity of the sitter. At the same time, Whistler's deep affinity with fashion — integral to his art as a whole and to his self-presentation — enabled him to express in his formal arrangements a strong sense of the personality of his sitters through costume and pose.

D.C. Rose (07/29/2002)
Any information on the subsequent history of Jo Heffernan or where to find it?

Whistler Centenary
Webb (07/29/2002)
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