James McNeill Whistler and Watercolour: Making and Meaning


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James McNeill Whistler
American: 1834–1903
Two Breton Women Knitting c. 1893
Watercolour
The Whistler Estate, presented by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1935

Whistler's use of areas of dampened paper combined with delicate brushwork is characteristic of his watercolours of the late 1880s. This work was probably painted in July 1893 on a visit to Vitré, Paimpol and Lannion in Brittany with his wife, Beatrix. The paper-mounted card bears the stamp of E. Mary & Fils, Paris. GLAHA 46177

Two Breton Women Knitting c. 1893