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Corporate Author Freer Gallery of Art, author, host institution.

Title Whistler in watercolor : lovely little games / Lee Glazer, Emily Jacobson, Blythe McCarthy, Katherine Roeder.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, [2019]
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.13 Whistler,J FRE    Available
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Description 286 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 29 cm
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Note "With 250 full-color illustrations"--Page 4 of Cover.
"Freer/Sackler Smithsonian"--Page 4 of Cover.
"This book accompanies the exhibition Whistler in Watercolor: Lovely Little Games, organized by and on view at the Freer Gallery of Art from May 18 through October 6, 2019"--Colophon.
"Unless otherwise indicated, all works are by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), are the Gift of Charles Lang Freer, and are in the collection of the Freer Gallery of Art"--Colophon.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-278) and index.
Summary For renowned artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), watercolor was the medium through which he reinvented himself in the 1880s and painted his way into posterity. No one was more smitten with Whistler and his works than Gilded Age industrialist Charles Lang Freer, who amassed the world's largest collection of watercolors by the artist and included them in his bequest to the Smithsonian in 1906. Freer's collection comprises more than fifty examples of Whistler's watercolors, yet these works have never left the confines of the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. This landmark book takes a fresh look at the exhibition and reception of Whistler's watercolors in Britain and the United States and provides a new scientific analysis of his materials and techniques, from the papers he used to the pigments he chose.
Contents A new beginning / Lee Glazer -- Galleries and games / Lee Glazer -- Turn to America / Lee Glazer -- Knowledge of a lifetime / Emily Jacobson and Blythe McCarthy.
Subject Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 -- Exhibitions.
Watercolor painting -- Washington (D.C.) -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Glazer, Lee (Lee Stephens), author.
Jacobson, Emily, author.
McCarthy, Blythe Ellen, author.
Roeder, Katherine, author.
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903. Paintings. Selections.
ISBN 9780300243628 (alk. paper)

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