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Past Exhibitions
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Nocturne, from the First Venice Set, 1879–80. Etching and drypoint. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913

Whistler in Paris, London, and Venice

  • January 30, 2015–July 19, 2015
This exhibition—the first at the Gallery dedicated to James Abbott McNeill Whistler—examines one of the most celebrated artists of the 19th century through the lens of three of his earliest and most innovative sets of etchings, the so-called French, Thames, and Venice Sets. Each set is representative of an important period in Whistler’s life: as a student in Paris, absorbing the lessons of his Realist contemporaries and the Old Masters; as an emerging artist in London, forging a name for himself as an etcher; and as a well-known artist and teacher in Venice.
Exhibition organized by Heather Nolin, the Arthur Ross Collection Research Associate and Project Manager, Yale University Art Gallery. Made possible by the Wolfe Family Exhibition and Publication Fund.