James McNeill Whistler and Watercolour: Making and Meaning


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James McNeill Whistler
American: 1834–1903
Blue and Silver – Belle Ile 1899/1900
Watercolour Signed with a butterfly
The Whistler Estate, presented by Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1935

This is one of several studies made at Belle Île, an island off the coast of Brittany. In these, Whistler divided the composition into three horizontal bands to suggest land, sea, and sky. The paper-mounted card bears the stamp of E. Mary & Fils, Paris. GLAHA 46281

Blue and Silver – Belle Ile 1899/1900