James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a Catalogue Raisonné [Website]

MacDonald, M. , Petri, G. , Hausberg, M. and Meacock, J. (2012) James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a Catalogue Raisonné [Website]. Catalogue. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

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This work explores the creative processes of the American-born artist, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), as etcher and printer. The evolution of 500 etchings, from copper plate to finished print, provides a unique picture of a working artist. Whistler's choice of subject, composition and materials, the identification of sites and sitters, plus the exhibition, publication, marketing and collection of his etchings, is fully explored for the first time, in the context of the art market in Europe and America 1855-1905. We have recorded 9500 impressions of 500 etchings, plus some 300 surviving copper plates. We identify the different states of these 500 etchings (from one to 20 states) and will reproduce images of all these states as well as distinctive printing techniques, the recto and verso of copper plates; and comparative images of sites, sitters and works by other artists.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Catalogue)
Additional Information:<p>Additional information updated 2013, 2014</p> <p>Includes ‘The Gentle Art of Making Etchings’, Online Exhibition, University of Glasgow and Lady Lever Art Gallery, 2009</p>
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Meacock, Dr Joanna and Petri, Dr Grischka and Hausberg, Ms Margaret and MacDonald, Professor Margaret
Authors: MacDonald, M., Petri, G., Hausberg, M., and Meacock, J.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
University Services > Library and Collection Services > Library
Publisher:University of Glasgow

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