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James Abbott McNeill Whistler: The Thames Set

August 29 through October 27, 2013

Whistl1984.17.7Whistler (American, 1834–1903) was a provocative artist whose “art for art’s sake” philosophy sparked controversy in his day, even while his printmaking skills garnered positive criticism. Most of his second print set, “A Series of Sixteen Etchings of the Thames,” was executed in 1859, but the set was not published until 1871. This exhibition includes the complete set, but individual impressions come from different stages in the evolution of the plates.

Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.



This exhibition is sponsored by Servisfirst Bank.



Publication Date: March 25, 2006
120 pages
$22 plus tax
This catalogue features black-and-white reproductions of works by James McNeill Whistler as well as a forward by Mark M. Johnson, Director of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, an essay by Eric Denker, and catalogue entries by Eric Denker, Emilie K. Johnson, and Josephine W. Rodgers.


James Abbott McNeill Whistler, (American, born England, 1834–1903), Thames Police (Wapping Wharf), 1859, etching on Japanese paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Jr. in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Sr., 1984.17.7.