The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler

The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler




Throughout his life, Whistler remained devoted to etching. It was not a secondary medium; from the time of his earliest days at the Coast Survey in 1855, until his last holiday on the island of Corsica in 1901, he made 450 etchings, and laid down his needle only for two seven-year intervals. The great variety of style found in his etched work shows him as a printmaker of great integrity, who never ceased to search for new 'variations' on old 'themes' which, while they were always based in nature, became increasingly suggestive and abstract.

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ISBN-13: 9780300032758
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 09/10/1984
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 8.08(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.04(d)

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