Dulwich Picture Gallery opens An American in London: Whistler and the Thames

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents An American in London: Whistler and the Thames an exhibition on view through 12 january 2014.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Wapping, 1860‐4. Oil On Canvas. Unframed 71.1 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Wapping, 1860‐4. Oil On Canvas. Unframed 71.1 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington.


Whistler first arrived in London in 1859 and his early paintings of this period mark one of his most successful and profound assaults on the art establishment of his day.

This major exhibition devoted to the American born artist will include an array of paintings of Chelsea and the Thames River, along with prints and rarely seen drawings, watercolours and pastels. The exhibition will culminate in the display some of Whistler’s stunning and iconic Nocturnes including Blue and Gold – Old Battersea Bridge (1872-1877)

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London, SE21 7AD
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