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The work shows a view down a partly drawn street to a building at the end. The ground floor of the building is open to the street, creating a dark space behind the entrance. Figures are arranged down the street and at the threshold of the building at the end of the street.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Clothes-Exchange, Houndsditch, No. l
1887
Gift of Mr. Gilbert M. Frimet
1985/2.119
A standing, lightly draped female figure rests her left hand on a railing and her right hand on a lower support to the left. Her figure is in a contrapposto stance facing the viewer while her face is seen in profile, looking to the right.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Study
1879
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.424
Two men sit on a bench at the lower right. Behind them is a large expanse of water; barges ply the water while smokestacks and buildings are visible on the opposite shore. The overall impression is one of foggy weather and features are generally indistinct.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Early Morning
1878
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.416
A man in a small boat with oars sits in front of a bridge, a pier of which is just behind and to the left of the boat. The viewer is also positioned on the water as only the bottom of the span is visible. Several other piers, also framed and clad with wood to protect against collision are visible on either side of the image. The distant view, seen between the piers, include a suspension bridge to the left of the central pier and the tower of a church or other buildings to the right.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Broad Bridge
1878
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.417
The balustrade of a public park walkway seen at a slight distance acts as a foil for several figures grouped in front of the balustrade. To the left, two women stand talking while a child, with her back facing the viewer looks between the balusters towards the dome of a building in the distance beyond some trees. Too the right of the composition, a seated man and a woman shown in profile are grouped. Two ornamental urns decorate the balustrade.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Pantheon, from the Terrace of the Luxembourg Gardens
1893
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.440
A group of figures and pigeons lounge around the base of a column, which is unfinished in the upper portion of the plate. In the distance are a number of buildings of different styles that form a square where there are more people--and pigeons.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Piazzetta, one of the "Twelve Etchings," or the "First Venice Set"
1879 – 1880
Museum purchase made possible by the Alfred E. Pernt Memorial Fund in honor of Dr. of Technical Sciences Max H.J. Pernt and his wife Anna Pernt (née Mueller)
1987/2.41
Within a dark interior, a man in a hat and wearing an apron stands at the left side of the image, facing a furnace. He holds the long handle of a tool into the furnace, holding his left hand on his hip. Behind him, to the right, are two youthful assistants wearing dark broad-brimmed hats, one leaning on an anvil. Further to the right are a seated woman and small child and at the far right is a man in a hat going down a flight of stairs. A second woman is visible in the background between the smith and the furnace, she is looking at the smith with hands raised. The interior shows evidence of the smith's work with tools hanging on the wall and a shovel next to one of the assistants.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Forge, One of the 'Sixteen Etchings,' or the 'Thames Set'
1861
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.347
An adolescent girl sits in a chair facing to the left, her hands resting in her lap. Her hair is loose around her shoulders and pulled back from her face. Her skirt consists of tiers of ruffles or other fabic. She has a pensive expression and her face is seen in profile.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Fanny Leyland
1874
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.355
This is a nighttime view of a city on water. Along the horizon can be seen numerous buildings and ships. At center left is a three-masted ship at anchor; along the right side are buildings, incuding domes and a tall tower. Throughout the image, there is an importance given to reflections and the nocturnal setting.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Nocturne, from the "Twelve Etchings" or the "First Venice Set"
1879 – 1880
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.372
A large building with an open square before it dominates the composition. The building has elaborate architectural elements and is clearly a public or official place and has an arched pediment, finials, pilasters, and extensive glazing. In the square before the building are groupings of figures.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Grand' Place, Brussels
1887
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.401
A partial view of a four-story building, concentrating on pairs of windows on each story and a wrought iron fence on the ground level. Windows have window boxes or balconies; on the ground level are several dogs on either side and a pair of milk cans at the center in front of the fence.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Rue de Vannes, Paris
1892 – 1893
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.410
An old woman in a white cap sits in a cluttered interior. Positioned just inside the doorway, the woman is surrounded by piles of cloth with domestic objects on shelves and walls that gleam in the darkness.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
La Vieille aux Loques (One of the "Twelve Etchings from Nature," or the "French Set")
1856 – 1858
Museum Purchase
1950/1.202
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