Gift Guide

Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler


A major publication covering all 179 lithographs of the artist along with essays, correspondence, studies of paper and watermarks - a comprehensive reference.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $111.30   
  • New (2) from $241.77   
  • Used (1) from $111.30   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
1998 Hardcover New 0865591504. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--Corresponds to / both volumes of set which includes ISBN: 0865591504. TWO (2) VOLUME SET. 34 x ... 24 cm. Volume 1 (A Catalogue Raisonne): 520 pp. With 339 ills. (14 col. ). ISBN 0865591504. Volume 2 (Correspondence and Technical Studies): 472 pp. With 410 ills. ISBN 0865591512 [Catalogue Raisonn?, Catalogue Raisonne, Catalog Raisonnee, Complete Works] Read more Show Less

Ships from: New Hampton, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...


A major publication covering all 179 lithographs of the artist along with essays, correspondence, studies of paper and watermarks - a comprehensive reference.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
While American expatriate painter and aestheticist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) is heralded as a printmaker, that reputation is based on his etchings rather than his lithographs. Indeed, as curator Katharine A. Lochman remarks in this opulent, two-volume, slipcased collection, those familiar with "the subtle and sensuous effects" of Whistler's paintings and the "nuanced precision" of his etchings may find the lithographs "strangely devoid of personality." Whistler himself considered the lithographs "drawings," and many do resemble sketches. Whether this quality suggests that his work was careless or spontaneous is in the eye of the beholder. In the first volume, Stratis and Tedeschi, both of the Art Institute of Chicago, have used new digital technology to ensure accurate reproductions, including useful small plates of relevant works in other media or by other artists. The second volume contains illustrations of watermarks, organized to distinguish the posthumous prints from those made during the artist's lifetime, and an edition of Whistler's extensive correspondence with his lithographic printer, Thomas Way. The first comprehensive collection of Whistler's lithographs to be published this century, this sumptuous, carefully assembled reference work will be of most value to art dealers, collectors and scholars. (Sept.)
Library Journal
This magnificent, two-volume boxed edition, whose editors are associated with the Art Institute of Chicago, is a landmark of Whistler scholarship and should be acquired by every library serving the scholarly needs of art patrons, historians, and students. Although one cannot discount the earlier catalogues raisonnes of T.R. Way (1896, 1905) and Mervyn Levy (1975), this definitive edition is incomparable in many respects, including the beautifully crafted essays, the size and quality of the reproductions, and the meticulous scholarly apparatus. Volume 1 is the catalogue raisonne proper, interspersed with period essays contributed by Katherine A. Lochnan, curator of prints and drawings at the Art Gallery of Ontario, who traces the development of Whistler's lithography from the early 1850s through the late 1890s. The volume concludes with a collection of untransferred lithographic drawings and a detailed accession list. Volume 2 contains a collection of some 170 letters exchanged with Whistler's London printers, Thomas Way and T.R. Way, dating roughly from 1878 through 1897. A series of technical essays follows, including a discussion of Whistler's lithographic techniques; a chronology of exhibitions, publications, and sales; notes on important individuals, publications, and galleries; Whistler's choice of paper; watermarks in Whistler's papers; and a compilation of lifetime and posthumous watermarks. A chronology of posthumous printings, concordance, bibliographies, lifetime exhibitions and selected reviews, selected references, and an index conclude this volume. One could hope for little more in such a work. Highly recommended for art collections of public and academic libraries and specialized collections.--P. Steven Thomas, Central Michigan Univ. Lib., Mt. Pleasant
D.J.R. Bruckner
The accounts of the pictures. ..and the essays are quite accessible, and the printing and production of this formidable monument pay fitting tribute tot he intellecutal labor it enshrines, as well as to Whistler. -- The New York Times Book Review
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865591509
  • Publisher: Hudson Hills Press
  • Publication date: 5/19/1998
  • Pages: 1000
  • Product dimensions: 9.32 (w) x 13.50 (h) x 4.06 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)