James McNeill Whistler and Watercolour: Making and Meaning


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James McNeill Whistler
American: 1834–1903
Westminster from the Savoy 1896
Watercolour
The Whistler Estate, presented by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1935

From January to March 1896, Whistler stayed with his wife Beatrix at the Savoy Hotel, from which this view over the Thames was painted. Whistler uses an almost monochrome palette, leaving out detail in favour of layered washes of subtle tones of browns, greys and ochres to suggest the river and cityscape. GLAHA 46254

Westminster from the Savoy 1896