An American in London: Whistler and the Thames by Margaret F. MacDonald and Patricia de Montfort

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An American in London: Whistler and the Thames

Two weeks ago, I had a pleasure to visit the Sackler Museum to see an exceptional exhibition on Whistler and his work depicting the Thames River in London.

The exhibition is amazing, and I could not help but come away with the exhibition catalog, because it includes all the images in great detail, and also has two informative esseys.

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{detail images from the essey “Whistler and the Thames”}

The book also has a good summary of etching and drypoint.  And this is helpful because as many of the images in the exhibition are prints.  Personally, I am interested in etching and drypoint, and I love books that have great reproductions that capture all the small and subtle effects of the original prints.

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I just love Whistler’s skill at describing the working side of the Thames with such feeling.

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And the paintings in the exhibition are the more soulful and moody, incorporating scenes of “modern” London of the late 19th century.

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An American in London: Whistler and the Thames

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