Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints

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This second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs, by the American artist James McNeill Whistler, is devoted to the cityscapes for which he is most celebrated as a printmaker.

Exhibits range from the early French set of the 1850s to the late etchings of Brussels and Amsterdam. Whistler’s move from crisp realism to atmospheric impressionism is wonderfully demonstrated by his etchings of London and the Thames, which by the late 1870s approach

the poetry of his Venetian views:

When the evening mist clothes the riverside with poetry, as with a veil ... and the tall

chimneys become campanile - and the warehouses are palaces in the night.



 

Image: James McNeill Whistler, Nocturne: The River at Battersea, 1878

The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
CB2 1RB Cambridge
United kingdom
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Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
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Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints The Fitzwilliam Museum Main address: The Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street CB2 1RB Cambridge, United kingdom The Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street CB2 1RB Cambridge, United kingdom This second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs, by the American artist James McNeill Whistler, is devoted to the cityscapes for which he is most celebrated as a printmaker.

Exhibits range from the early French set of the 1850s to the late etchings of Brussels and Amsterdam. Whistler’s move from crisp realism to atmospheric impressionism is wonderfully demonstrated by his etchings of London and the Thames, which by the late 1870s approach

the poetry of his Venetian views:

When the evening mist clothes the riverside with poetry, as with a veil ... and the tall

chimneys become campanile - and the warehouses are palaces in the night.



 

Image: James McNeill Whistler, Nocturne: The River at Battersea, 1878
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