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Lithograph - Nocturne: the River at Battersea
  • Nocturne: the River at Battersea
    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903
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Nocturne: the River at Battersea

  • Object:

    Lithograph

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (made)

  • Date:

    1878 (designed)
    1887 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (artist)
    Way, Thomas (printer)
    Boussod, Valadon & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.1517-1905

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case ES, shelf 104

Whistler was an American artist who lived largely in France and England. He found inspiration for many of his paintings and prints along the banks of the river Thames, often choosing to depict the river landscape at night or seen through mist or fog. This view of the Thames at Battersea shows the distinctive skyline silhouetted against the clear sky at dusk.

Physical description

Lithograph

Place of Origin

Europe (made)

Date

1878 (designed)
1887 (printed)

Artist/maker

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, born 1834 - died 1903 (artist)
Way, Thomas (printer)
Boussod, Valadon & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 172 mm image, Width: 260 mm image, Height: 333 mm sheet, Width: 448 mm sheet

Historical context note

Printed by Thomas Way. Published by Boussod, Valadon & Co.

Descriptive line

Lithograph, 'Nocturne' by J A M Whistler.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Robert Hoozee, ed. British Vision. Observation and Imagination in British Art 1750-1950 / with contributions from Mark Evans, Mark Haworth-Booth and Stephen Calloway. Ghent: Museum voor Schone Kunsten; Mercatorfonds, 2007. ISBN: 978 90 6153 749 6

Production Note

First published in 1878

Materials

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Lithography

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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