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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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.


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



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




An American in London: Whistler and the Thames