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2013: Whistler and the Thames

16 October 2013 – 12 January 2014

"an outstanding exhibition" - The Daily Telegraph

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 included an array of paintings of Chelsea and the Thames River, along with prints and rarely seen drawings, watercolours and pastels. The exhibition culminated with the display of some of Whistler’s stunning and iconic Nocturnes including Blue and Gold – Old Battersea Bridge (1872-1877).

An American in London: Whistler and the Thames was part of Dulwich Picture Gallery's touring exhibition programme:

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts:  1 Feburary – 13 April 2014

Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington DC: 3 May – 17 August 2014

Download the exhibition room plan (pdf)

Download the interpretation panels (pdf)