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James McNeill Whistler: Symphony in White, No.1: The White Girl, 1862
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James McNeill Whistler

[American Tonalist Painter and Printmaker, 1834-1903]

• Also known as:  James Abbott McNeill Whistler
• Relationships: Studied under Charles Gleyre.
Whistler's students included Gwen John, Walter Greaves, Mortimer Menpes, Lawton Parker, David Ericson and Harper Pennington.
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Paint should not be applied thick, it should be like a breath on the surface of a pane of glass.
- James McNeill Whistler, in The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

 


 
    James McNeill Whistler Works Online    
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 N.B. For the sake of readability, we have organized external links into these different tabs: 
 
    
  Museums  
(117)
 
  Art Market  
(3)
 
  Image Archives  
(22)
 
  Misc Sites  
(5)
 
  Articles  
(16)
 
  Multimedia  
(2)
 
  Books  
(8)
 
 Galleries 
 (separate page) 
    
 
 
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago Art Explorer - Images and Text Resources
Detailed information about the artist and his works

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
Many prints online, along with a couple of watercolours

Notable SiteButler Institute of American Art, Ohio
The Thames from Battersea Reach

Notable SiteCleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Many works online

Notable SiteColby College Museum of Art, Maine
Harmony in Grey - Chelsea in Ice, 1864

Notable SiteColby College Museum of Art, Maine
24 works online

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteJames McNeill Whistler at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
4 works online

Notable SiteJames McNeill Whistler at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Exhibition - American Attitude: Whistler & His Followers

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
Studies of Rosettes

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
Portrait study of a man

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteHunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Collection of hundreds of works by Whistler. Click "Search the Online Catalogue" and search by titles, artwork medium, or other keyword.

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteJames McNeill Whistler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  
Harmony in Gray and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander, 1872-74

Notable SiteJames McNeill Whistler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Commentary on Variations in Violet and Green

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Commentary on Portrait of the Artist's Mother

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay Collection Database, Paris
3 works by James McNeill Whistler online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteJames McNeill Whistler at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
50 works by James McNeill Whistler

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
3 works online by Whistler

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Info about the 2005 exhibition, An artist abroad: the prints of James McNeill Whistler

Notable SiteJames McNeill Whistler at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Pierrot, 1889
Arrangement in Yellow and Grey: Effie Deans, ca.1876-78

Notable SiteJames McNeill Whistler at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  

Notable SiteJames McNeill Whistler at the Smithsonian Sackler-Freer Gallery, Washington D.C.
Hundreds of works from the gallery's American collection, mostly by Whistler

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Miss Lillian Woakes, 1890-91

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
Soupe trois sous (Soup for 3 Sous)
Undocumented feature: Click here to see the image at a much higher resolution.

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Study for Symphony in Flesh Color and Pink (Mrs. Frederick R. Leyland)

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe
Rotherhithe

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
3 works online

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Wapping (Rotherhithe), 1860

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin
Nocturne: The River at Battersea, 1878

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
3 works online (Note that this site opens each work in a new window)

Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Utah

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum, New York City
One work illustrated on this page; keep clicking "Next" in the article for two more

Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, Minnesota
Information about an exhibition exploring the work of Whistler and his followers

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 works online

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nocturne, the River at Battersea, lithotint, 1878

Charleston, the country home of the Bloomsbury Group, East Sussex, England

Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin
Fumette, from the series Twelve Etchings from Nature

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
(You may need to click "I accept these terms")
Nocturne

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Whistler and his Circle in Venice

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
3 works online

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
4 works by or related to the artist

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Smith's Yard

Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University, Connecticut
Study in Lemon and Turquoise: The Japanese Dress, pastel, ca.1888-90

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
La Marchande de Montarde, etching

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
Page forward to see additional works on the next page

Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
Info about a 2007-08 exhibition: "The Gentle Art: Friends and Strangers in Whistler's Prints"

Frick Collection, New York City
21 works online

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, Connecticut

Hood Museum of Art, New Hampshire

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
Gray and Gold - The Golden Bay, 1900

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington - Provenance Research Project
Chelsea Reach/The Thames, pastel, ca.1875

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntington, Pennsylvania
The Forge, etching

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock, Scotland
The Doorway

McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock, Scotland
The Bead Stringers

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
14 works listed, 4 of which can be magnified

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont
Billingsgate

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
4 works online

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Museum of London, UK
Battersea Reach from Lindsey House, 1864-71

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Old Battersea Bridge

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
The Adam and Eve, Old Chelsea

Oglethorpe University Museum, Georgia
Fumette
Victoria Club


Oglethorpe University Museum, Georgia
Annie Seated

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Rotherhithe, 1860

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Tip: On the zoom-in page, use the slider bar to magnify the image)
4 works by James McNeill Whistler online

Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Tip: On the zoom-in page, use the slider bar to magnify the image)
Crepuscule in Flesh Color and Green: Valparaiso, 1866

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
No Day Without A Line: Whistler in the Archives of American Art

Smithsonian Sackler-Freer Gallery, Washington D.C.
Two online exhibits: James McNeill Whistler Interactive
Online guide to Whistler's "Peacock Room"


Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Sweet Briar College Art Gallery, Virginia

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago
19 works online

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
- to switch to English, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "English Version"
- images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image

Pink and Gold: The Neapolitan, ca.1897

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Limehouse, 1878

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
Coast of Brittany

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Whistler House Museum Of Art, Lowell, Massachusetts

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Sketch for Rose and Silver: La Princesse du Pays de la Porcelaine, 1863-64

 
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections
4 works online

La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections
Port (Amsterdam or London)

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artarchiv Sample Artist Signatures
Scroll down to signature 574

Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteArt Renewal Center

Notable SiteArtchive  

Notable SiteArtcyclopedia
Masterscan feature: Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights

Notable SiteCGFA  

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  
Numerous works online by Whistler

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

ArtMagick

Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Home  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Google Images: "James McNeill Whistler"      
 
Bing Images: "James McNeill Whistler"   
 
 
Miscellaneous Sites:
Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

Still Life Paintings: 19th Century Painting Techniques

The Androom Archives
Maud Standing

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

University of Virginia Digital Collections
Falling Rocket: Nocturne in Black and Gold, 1874

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on James McNeill Whistler  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Project Gutenberg
Full text of Whistler's The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

Resource Library Magazine
The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler

Resource Library Magazine
Whistler: Impressions of an American Abroad

Resource Library Magazine
Whistler in Venice: Twenty Etchings from the Collection of C. Boyden Gray

Resource Library Magazine
James McNeill Whistler Etchings & Lithographs at The Cummer

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Arrangement in Grey and Black, No 1 (The Artist's Mother), 1871

The New Yorker
"Whistler at the Frick", brief 2009 review by Peter Schjeldahl

The New Yorker
"Whistler, Women, and Fashion" at the Frick, 2003 review by Peter Schjeldahl

Time Magazine
"Pleasures of the Iron Butterfly", 1984 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"Whistler Unveiled", 1995 article by Robert Hughes

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation

 
Multimedia:
Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Whistler & Rembrandt Etchings"

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"James Abbott McNeill Whistler Etchings & Drypoints"


"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
 
search inside

Whistler: A Biography


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James McNeill Whistler: Beyond the Myth


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Whistler Landscapes and Seascapes


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Whistler's Venice


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Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice


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Whistler: Colour Library


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Whistler on Art


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Whistler and His Circle in Venice


 
 
 
 
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Whistler: On the Beach, Hastings
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Whistler: The Chinese Screen
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The Artist's Mother
The Artist's Mother

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At the Piano, 1858-59
At the Piano, 1858-59

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Whistler: Venice
Venice

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Whistler: Rose and Silver
Rose and Silver

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Arrangment in Pink and Purple
Arrangment in Pink and Purple

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